Throat Cancer Treatment News and Information

What is Throat Cancer? (Definition)

According to the National Cancer Institute, Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. Throat cancer has different names, depending on which part of the throat is affected. The different parts of your throat are called the oropharynx, the hypopharynx, the nasopharynx, and the larynx, or voice box.

The main risk factors for throat cancer are using tobacco heavy drinking. Certain types of throat cancer also have other risk factors. For example, having HPV is a risk factor for oropharyngeal cancer.

Symptoms of throat cancer may include:

  • A sore throat that does not go away
    A lump in the neck
    Pain or ringing in the ears
    Trouble swallowing
    Ear pain

See below for updated news and information regarding throat cancer including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Throat Cancer Treatment News and Research

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment News: A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

(SOURCE: MCGILL UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE) - Researchers at the RI-MUHC have made a discovery that could improve care for about 15% of patients with head and neck cancer linked to alcohol and tobacco use. A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of ...
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Oropharyngeal Cancer Research News: Predicting Throat Cancer Recurrence with a Blood Test

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM) - A new study suggests the possibility of predicting at its earliest stages when a type of head and neck cancer will come back. Oropharyngeal cancer — which occurs in the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue — is frequently linked to the human papilloma virus (HPV). That’s good news, in a way, as HPV-related ...
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Head & Neck Cancer Research News: Blood-borne HPV antibodies indicate head, neck cancer prognosis

(SOURCE: BROWN UNIVERSITY) - A new study in JAMA Oncology finds that the presence of particular antibodies of human papillomavirus in blood serum are reliable indicators of five-year head and neck cancer survival. People with head and neck cancers with evidence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection generally have a better prognosis than people without evidence of infection. A new study in ...
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