Throat : Larynx, Hypopharynx Cancer

Throat : Larynx, Hypopharynx Cancer

Signs and Symptoms of Throat Cancer

Most Common Symptoms

Types of Cancer

Cancer of throat means involvement of hollow tube from behind nose to top of windpipe. It means nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx(voice box )

Causes and Risk Factors of Throat Cancer

Smoking-most important


Viral infections—HPV,EBV

Iron/ nutritional deficiency

Reflux oesophagitis

Screening and Diagnosis

Heavy smoker should have regular check ups. Be aware of early warning signals of head and neck cancers.If symptoms don’t subside in 3 week’s time , report to the doctor for clinical examination and further investigations.

How Do We Diagnose?

To find the cause of symptoms, a surgical oncologist evaluates a person’s medical history, performs a physical examination, and orders diagnostic tests. The examination and tests conducted may vary depending on the symptoms. Direct Laryngoscopy is done to view the larynx and take a biopsy;

Treatment of Throat Cancer

Surgeries Offered

Discuss details of surgery with your surgeon. do ask about consequences and complications of surgery.

Cancer of larynx (voice box)operated. He uses electrolarynx for speaking. He eats through his mouth.

DO’s after Surgery

DON'Ts after Surgery

Clinical Trials of Throat Cancer

Tumor Board/ Multispecialty Clinic Evaluation

Each and every Head & Neck cancer patient is evaluated by a special team of Surgical Oncologists (Head & Neck unit), Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Onco-pathologists and Imaging Specialists. Depending on the age, general condition, type of pathology and stage of the disease, a custom made treatment plan is charted out for each and every patient as per International Treatment Guidelines. (NCCN – National Comprehensive Cancer Network)

When to Reach the Treating Team?

Patient & Family

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