Cancer that develops in the mouth, nose, throat, salivary glands and other areas of head and neck.
The common symptoms include cough, changes in voice, difficulty in swallowing, and lump in the throat.
The cancer develops as a result of genetic changes in cells of the throat lining, making them divide uncontrollably.
Diagnosis involves detailed medical history and thorough physical examination.
→ Common treatment options
→ How is this diagnosed?
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Diagnosed by medical professional
- Often requires lab test or imaging
- Can last several months or years
- Common for ages 60 and older
- More common in males
- Can be dangerous or life threatening if untreated
- Family history may increase likelihood
- Urgent medical attention recommended in severe cases
Chemotherapy: Drugs to kill cancer cells.
Targeted drug therapy: Drugs that target specific components of cancer cells.
→ Questions to ask your doctor
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