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Important Information of Cancer of the Throat

In general, cancer of the throat is commonly used to refer cancer in the pharynx and larynx. Pharynx is the swallowing tube between nose and esophagus while larynx is the voice box where the voice is produced. Throat cancer is also a general term for any cancer occurs in throat and surrounding area. Two main types of throat cancer are squamous cell carcinoma that developed in squamous cells, which lining the throat and cancer that occur in minor salivary glands. The last one is less frequent type.Cancer of the Throat – Risks, Symptoms, and TreatmentsThe most common risk factors of throat cancer are smoking and drinking. Infection of human papilloma virus (HPV) is the new growing risk factor, especially for oropharynx cancer. Sexual contact, particularly oral sex is the reason of the virus to spread to the throat area. The other risk factor of cancer of the throat is exposure to certain chemicals, including sulfuric acid fumes, asbestos, and nickel. Gender, race, and age may also pla


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