Throat Cancer

Cancer Specialist in Pune | Oncologist in Pune | Dr. Mangesh Mekha

Throat Cancer Specialist in Pune – Dr. Mangesh Mekha

Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that includes cancers of the mouth, tonsils, nose, sinuses, salivary glands and neck lymph nodes. The disease typically develops in the larynx (voice box) or pharynx (throat). Many throat cancer patients have a high risk of developing secondary cancer, typically in the larynx, esophagus or lungs. After treatment ends, some patients may also develop another cancer in the lungs, mouth, throat or other nearby areas.

Symptoms

  • Voice changes like cracking or hoarseness
  • Trouble swallowing or breathing
  • A sore throat, cough, or an earache that won’t go away
  • A headache
  • Neck lump
  • Unexplained weight loss

What Puts You At Risk?

Using tobacco for a long time. Smoking it and chewing it are the biggest risk factors for all head and neck cancers, including throat cancer.

Drinking heavily and regularly. That means more than two drinks of alcohol a day if you’re a man or more than one a day if you’re a woman.