What is the throat?
The throat is a five inch long muscular tube. It is the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone. It provides the passage to the lungs and stomach. The throat consists of the pharynx (the region between the mouth and the esophagus) and the larynx (the voice box), and the epiglottis (a flappy piece of skin considered a lid to cover and protect your windpipe from food and beverage).
What is throat cancer?
Throat cancer refers to cancerous tumors that develop in and around your lip, oral cavity, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, throat (pharynx) or voice box (larynx). It is estimated that 24,000 people are diagnosed with throat cancer each year. Half of those cancers occur in the pharynx. Risk factors include smoking and chewing tobacco, poor dental hygiene, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), excessive alcohol use, and exposure to asbestos.
Signs and symptoms of throat cancer
Signs and symptoms of throat cancer may include:
§ Changes in your voice, such as hoarseness
§ Difficulty swallowing
§ Ear pain
§ Lump or sore in the back of the mouth, nose, or neck
§ Sore throat
§ Weight loss
§ Bleeding from the throat
Traditional treatment options for throat cancer
There are various treatment options for throat cancer. Traditional treatments can begin with the removal of superficial tumors, part or all of your voice box, part or all of your throat, or a neck dissection. These operations could result in a stoma, tracheotomy, or learning to speak without your voice box. Your ability to speak, chew, swallow, or breathe could be affected.
Your doctor may suggest:
· Other drugs
Radiation therapy may be considered an option for some throat cancer patients. Radiation therapy is used in an attempt to destroy cancerous cells and cause a reduction in tumor size. It is most often used for throat cancer that has metastasized. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are often performed simultaneously.
Hope4Cancer Institute treatment program for throat cancer
Throat Cancer is a very stressful diagnosis and your healthcare team understands this. At Hope4Cancer Institute we will make every effort to keep you up to date and comfortable with your diagnosis, options, and treatment. We work with you to ensure that every aspect of your throat cancer treatment program is successful. The recommendations your healthcare team make to you will be for the most effective alternative treatments.
Individual treatment plans will vary. Hope4Cancer Institute optimizes your throat cancer treatment program by integrating our therapies which could include:
· Sono-Photo-Dynamic Therapy
· Hope4Cancer Therapy – Poly-MVA, Vitamin C
· Dr. Tony begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_hi’s Total Health Program
· Nutrition Therapy
· Whole Body Detoxification
· Anti/fungal microbial Therapy
· Ozone Therapy
· Support Therapy
Our therapies can help to reduce cancer related side effects and improve your overall quality of life. Our innovative approach to cancer treatment focuses not only on the disease, but on the patient’s mind, body, and spirit.
If you are looking for a cancer treatment program that treats more than just your cancer, Hope4Cancer Institute is the place for you. Call us today at 1-888-544-5993. Our patient liaison is waiting to tell you more about our innovative approach to treatment of throat cancer.
Death and mortality statistics for throat cancerThe average 5-year survival rate for people who undergo treatment for cancer of the throat has been reported at 56%. The 10-year survival rate is 41%. About 80% of people treated for these cancers survive for at least 1 year.