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Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. Throat cancer has different names, depending on what part of the throat is affected. The different parts of the throat are called the oropharynx, the hypopharynx, and the nasopharynx. Sometimes the larynx, or voice box, is also included.

The main risk factors for throat cancer are smoking or using smokeless tobacco and use of alcohol.

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  1. Throat Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. Throat cancer has different names, depending on what part of ... is also included. The main risk factors for throat cancer are smoking or using smokeless tobacco and use ...
  2. Vocal cord cancer; Throat cancer; Laryngeal cancer; Cancer of the glottis; Cancer of oropharynx or hypopharynx ... or use tobacco are at risk of developing throat cancer. Drinking too much alcohol over a long time ...
  3. Throat Cancer (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  4. Cancer of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... HPF: SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer Expand All Collapse All Statistics at a Glance ... More after Being Diagnosed with Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer? Relative survival statistics compare the survival of patients ...
  5. HPV Vaccine: Access and Use in the U.S. (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)  
    ... 1: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cervical Cancer Throat Cancer Approximately 12,000 cases of throat cancer (oropharyngeal) occur annually in the U.S, about two- ...
  6. Cancer Facts for People over 50 From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging)  
    ... diagnosed in people over age 50. Mouth and Throat Cancers Oral Exams. To detect cancer early , doctors and dentists look at the lips, tongue, mouth, and throat to see if there are any abnormal changes. Prostate Cancer Researchers are working to find the best screening ...
  7. Throat (Laryngeal and Pharyngeal) Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... at the top of the windpipe and esophagus). Throat cancer includes cancer of the nasopharynx (the upper part ... and the hypopharynx (the bottom part of the pharynx). Cancer of the larynx (voice box) may also be ...
  8. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center)  
    ... Duct Cancer (see Eye Cancer) Laryngeal Cancer (see Throat Cancer) Leiomyosarcoma (see Soft Tissue Sarcoma) Leukemia – Adult Leukemia – ... Cell Lymphoma (see non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma) Testicular Cancer Throat Cancer Thymoma (treated in Thoracic Center) Thyroid Cancer Transitional ...
  9. ... Sore Throat Streptococcal Infections Taste and Smell Disorders Throat Cancer Throat Disorders Thyroid Cancer Tinnitus Tonsils and Adenoids ... Cancer Soft Tissue Sarcoma Stomach Cancer Testicular Cancer Throat Cancer Thymus Cancer Thyroid Cancer Tumors and Pregnancy Uterine ...
  10. Head and Neck Cancer (InteliHealth) (Harvard Medical School)  
    ... has been linked to a growing number of throat cancers in men. Although a cause and effect relationship ... heavily and constantly. More and more cases of throat cancer in men have been tied to HPV. Salivary ...
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