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Oropharyngeal Cancer – Stages, symptoms, prognosis and treatment options

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Oropharyngeal Cancer Oropharyngeal cancer is cancer in the oropharynx, which is the middle part of your throat (pharynx). Signs consist of an aching throat that doesn’t go away; swelling in the throat, mouth or neck; coughing up blood; white patch in the mouth and other signs. Treatments might consist of surgical treatment, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy and immunotherapy. What is oropharyngeal cancer? Oropharyngeal cancer is a type of head and neck cancer in which cancer cells are found within an area of your throat called your oropharynx. More than 90% of oropharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, which […]
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Hypopharyngeal Cancer – Stages, symptoms and prognosis. Treatment options

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General Details About Hypopharyngeal Cancer About the throat The larynx, commonly called the voice box, is a tube-shaped organ in the neck. It lies at the top of the windpipe or trachea. The front walls stick out from the neck to form what most people call the Adam’s apple. The throat is important for breathing, talking, and swallowing. It consists of the vocal folds, also called vocal cords, which vibrate to make sound for speech production. Throughout breathing, the larynx opens like a valve to allow air to enter the lungs. During swallowing, the vocal folds come together and, with […]
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Laryngeal Cancer – Stages, symptoms, prognosis and treatment options

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Laryngeal cancer is one of the most common cancers impacting the head and neck, representing about 25% of malignant tumors that affect this location and 2% of all deadly diseases.Around 2/3 of these tumors appear in the true vocal cords and 1/3 affects the supraglottic larynx (that is, they are located above the vocal cords). Laryngeal Cancer Symptoms The first symptom is important and indicates the location of the lesion. Hence, odynophagia (aching throat) suggests supraglottic growth and hoarseness shows a glottic and subglottic growth.Supraglottic cancer is typically accompanied by other signs such as changes in voice quality, moderate dysphagia […]