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What Is Throat Cancer?

  By posted Jan 7th 2013
Healthy Living

What Is Throat Cancer?


Throat cancer is the cancer of the throat. It is a type of head and neck cancer.  The throat (pharynx) is a 5-inch-long tube which is muscular, membranous passageway going from the mouth & nose to the larynx and esophagus.  
The throat and the voice box are the two main places throat cancer forms.


Throat Cancer, a result of indiscriminate tobacco and alcohol usage, affects a person’s vocal cords, voice box and areas of the throat.Throat cancer can also affect epiglottis that acts as a lid for the windpipe.


Image Courtesy: *Inputs: Dr Anil Heroor, Oncosurgeon, Fortis Hospital, Mulund

 

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