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Throat Cancer

What Is Throat Cancer?

Throat cancer is abnormal cell growth in the region around the throat that helps you speak, swallow, and breathe. Throat cancer often begins in the flat cells that are located inside the throat but as the condition worsens, can spread to the surrounding organs. The cell growth forms malignant growths called tumor. The tumour if left untreated, can develop into cancer which can increase the risk of complications. Get in touch with us to book a consultation with our leading oncologists for early treatment.  

What are the Different Types of Throat Cancer?

There are two primary categorisations of throat cancer which are done based on the organs they affect. Pharyngeal cancer develops in the pharynx, a hollow tube that connects the nose to the oesophagus (food pipe). On the other hand, Laryngeal Cancer occurs in the larynx (voice box) which sits at the bottom of the throat and contains vocal cords. Furthermore, throat cancer types are classified into the following categories - 


Pharyngeal Cancer - 

Laryngeal Cancer


What are the different stages of throat cancer?

If the doctor determines throat cancer, there are other tests to identify the stage and extent of cancer. There are different stages depending on the severity and extent of cancer. The doctor may categorise cancer into the following stages - 

What are the Symptoms of Throat Cancer?

Throat cancer can develop gradually or rapidly depending on the medical health of the patient. While some people may not experience any signs which can increase the risk of complication, early treatment gives the best chance to beat cancer and ensure a good quality of life. People with throat cancer symptoms may often experience the following - 

When to see a Doctor for Throat Cancer Treatment?

Consult a doctor if your throat cancer symptoms do not improve with time and new symptoms begin to appear. Most throat cancers are usually diagnosed during regular health checkups depending on the severity of the symptoms. Book an appointment with our leading oncologists and otolaryngologists for timely treatment. 

What causes Throat Cancer?

The exact cause of cancer is not known. The primary reason for throat cancer is associated with abnormal growth of the cells in the throat due to genetic mutation. These cells grow at an uncontrollable rate and accumulate to form a tumour in the throat. While it is not clear how throat cancer causes, there are several risk factors which contribute to the progression of the tumour - 

How Is Throat Cancer Diagnosed?

Since throat cancer symptoms develop gradually, the cancer is diagnosed during the regular health checkup or when the symptoms become too severe. The doctor asks about the family history and examines the medical report. Since throat cancer symptoms can mimic other conditions, the doctor may recommend several tests based on the symptoms and medical reports. Throat cancer diagnosis includes the following - 

What are the Treatment Methods for Throat Cancer?

Throat Cancer treatment depends on the stage and grade of the tumour, age and medical health of the patient. The doctor may recommend a combination of different options which can be effective in reducing cell growth. Throat Cancer treatment options include surgical intervention, immunotherapy, targeted drug therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. 






Why Choose CMRI for Throat Cancer Treatment in Kolkata?

The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is one of the largest multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology which has revolutionized the healthcare industry for the best surgical outcomes. 

In addition, our hospital has several eminent physicians, surgeons and healthcare providers of national and international repute for comprehensive and personalized treatment. CMRI provides patient-centric care and empathy from internationally trained nurses to ensure holistic care for patients seeking throat cancer treatment in Kolkata. Here are a few advantages of choosing CMRI for your throat cancer treatment - 

Get in touch with our expeHeading 3rt oncologists and ENT specialists at CMRI, Kolkata for complete throat cancer treatment.

How Can I prevent Throat Cancer?

Since there is no known cause of throat cancer, there is no proven way to prevent the condition from occurring. However, there are certain methods that can be adopted to decrease the risk of getting throat cancer. The doctor may recommend the following tips for throat cancer prevention - 



Whom should I consult for my throat cancer treatment?

If you are experiencing throat cancer symptoms, you must consult an oncologist or otolaryngologist. Otolaryngologists or ENT doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the ear, nose and throat. Get in touch with us to book an appointment with the leading oncologists and ENT specialists for early treatment. 

Can I cure throat cancer?

Yes, most people with throat cancer usually get treated if the condition is diagnosed in time. Furthermore, throat cancer treatment depends on the severity of the condition, the medical health of the patient, at which stage the cancer is detected, etc. It is important to get regular health check-ups for early detection which can increase the chances of successful treatment.

Are there any complications after the throat cancer treatment?

Depending on the health of the patient, there may be a possibility of certain complications after the throat cancer treatment - 

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Changes in the appearance of the neck or face
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Breathing issues
  • Skin hardening around the neck

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