Throat Cancer

About- Throat cancer refers to cancerous tumours that develop in the throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx) or tonsils.

Symptoms-
 A persistent cough
 Coughing up blood
 Hoarseness
 Speaking problem
 Difficulty swallowing
 Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
 Ear pain
 A lump or sore that doesn't heal quickly
 A sore throat
 Unexplained weight loss
 Swelling of the eyes, jaw, throat or neck
 Bleeding in the mouth
 Nosebleed
 Wheezing

Causes-
Throat cancer occurs when cells in the throat develop genetic mutations. It's not clear what causes this mutation. Some identified factors that may increase the risk.
 A diet lacking in fruits and vegetables
 A sexually transmitted virus called human papillomavirus (HPV)
 Alcoholism
 Exposure to asbestos
 Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
 Genetic Syndromes
 Poor nutrition
 Poor dental hygiene
 Tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco

Specialists to visit
 Oncologist
 Radiation Oncologist
 Otolaryngologist (ENT)
 Plastic Surgeon

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.cancercenter.com
 

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