Throat Cancer also called Hypo pharyngeal cancer, Laryngeal cancer, Laryngopharyngeal cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, Oropharyngeal cancer, Pharyngeal cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. Depending on what part of the throat is affected, Throat cancer has different names. The different parts of the throat are called the oropharynx, the hypopharynx, and the nasopharynx. Sometimes it includes the larynx or voice box.
The main risk factors which cause throat cancer are smoking or using smokeless tobacco and use of alcohol.
Symptoms of throat cancer may include
- Trouble while breathing or speaking
- Frequent headaches
- Pain or ringing in the ears
- Trouble when swallowing
Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.