Cancer is much bigger than one disease. It is a large group of diseases. Cancer is characterized by cells that are invasive (they invade and destroy adjacent tissue), aggressive (they grow and divide without respect to normal limits) and sometimes metastatic (they spread to other parts of the body).
There are many different forms of cancer. They are usually named by where they begin in your body. For example, esophageal cancer begins in your esophagus. Breast cancer begins in your breast. Even though cancer may spread to other places in your body, it is still named for where it began.
Throat cancer is one of the kinds of cancer. It is cancer that develops in your pharynx (throat) or larynx (voice box).
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Your cells are the building blocks of your body. This is where cancer originates. If your body is working properly, old cells die at the right time and new cells replace them when you need them. However, sometimes old cells do not die like they ought to and new cells are produced when you do not need them.
A tumor (mass) can begin with these excess cells. These tumors can be either benign or malignant. They are not cancer if they are benign. They are cancer if they are malignant.
Somewhere around 24,000 people are diagnosed with throat cancer each year in the United States. About half of these are in the pharynx. The rest develop in the larynx. Throat cancer is also known by other names. It is also called laryngeal cancer, vocal cord cancer and cancer of the glottis.
Men get throat cancer 10 times as often as women. The majority of throat cancers occur after age 50.
There are several signs and symptoms that you may have with throat cancer. These include:
- Dramatic, unintentional weight loss
- Problem with swallowing
- Abnormal (high-pitched) sounds while you are breathing
- Lumps or swelling in your neck
- Chronic cough
- Coughing up blood
- Chronic sore throat that does not improve with antibiotics
- Pain in your neck
- Chronic hoarseness that does not improve
- Lump or sore that does not heal
- Ear pain.
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