Diagnosis - Radiation & Oncology

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.



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