Most Throat Cancers are squamous cell carcinomas that start in the lining tissues of the Throat. Cancers can occur in any part of the Throat, including the nasopharynx, the area behind the nasal cavity; the oropharynx, the area behind the mouth; and the hypopharynx, where the throat branches into the trachea and esophagus.
Causes of Throat Cancer
People who smoke or use tobacco are at risk of developing Throat Cancer. Excessive alcohol use also increases risk. Smoking and drinking alcohol combined lead to an increased risk for Throat Cancers. Most cancers of the throat develop in adults older than 50. Men are 10 times more likely than women to develop throat cancers. Continue reading “Throat Cancer – Can be treated in early stages”