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What are the treatments for throat cancer?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Surgery/Radiation: Depends on many details. "throat cancer" encompasses many different sites. Depending on where the tumor is and how advanced it may be, your cancer team might recommend different options. In general, cancers can be surgically removed with or without radiation afterwards or they can be burned out with radiation +/- chemo with surgery reserved for tumors which don't respond well.
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Throat Cancer : The treatment of throat cancer depends on the location, extent of spread, lymph node and immune status, your state of health and nutrition, and other factors. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are all available depending in the cancer stage and type.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of throat cancer treatments?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Many: There are many: for radiation: - sore throat, problems breathing, swallowing difficulty, burned skin, dry mouth, change in voice. For chemotherapy: nausea, mucositis (severe sore throat). For surgery: immediate - pain with surgery - long term... Functional issues with swallowing. So there are numerous side effects... But treatment side effects out-weigh not treating a very treatable cancer.

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