Diagnosis - Ear, Nose & Throat

Throat cancer

Throat cancers are tumours that arise in the throat or voice box.  The throat is a muscular tube that joins the space behind the nose with the airways to the lungs.  The voice box is situated directly below the throat and contains the vocal cords which vibrate to produce the sounds for speech.  The epiglottis, which is the lid of the windpipe above the voice box, can also be affected by throat cancer.  Males are commonly more affected by throat cancer than females and usually above the age of 50.  People that smoke or drink heavily are also more at risk of developing throat cancer.  As in other cancers, treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of these.



  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    The HELIOS Hospital Schwerin has 23 medical departments, a well known psychiatric clinic and possesses of 1,406 beds in total.

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Uveitis is an irritation of the uvea, the vascular layer of the eye located between the retina and the sclera. The uvea extends toward the front of the eye. The parts of the uvea are the iris, choroid layer and the ciliary body. The most widespread form of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis. The exact cause for uveitis is seldom known. Infections, injuries and or autoimmune diseases might be related to the development. A uveitis can be severe. It can result in a permanent loss of vision.