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What is the survival rate for throat cancer?

What is the survival rate for throat cancer?

Depends: Depends on many factors- i.e. The type of cancer, the stage of cancer, hpv status ( hpv positive in non smoker is better in prognosis than hpv negative), the location in the throat ( oropharyngx, nasopharyngx, larynx etc) ; the overall medical condition of patient, the treatment received and respond to treatment etc. For more info- see www.Cancer.Net or www.Cancer.Org. ...Read more

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Throat Cancer (Definition)

The throat is a complicated area and is divided into several different areas including the vocal cords, the larynx, the glottis and supra-glottic areas. The cancers in these areas are usually of the squamous cell variety. The distinctions are important as they help to determine the ...Read more

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Is throat cancer easily cured or what is the survival rate?

Is throat cancer easily cured or what is the survival rate?

Never easy: Surgery or possibly radiation cure most of the throat cancers that are found early, but it is never a cinch. The likely outcome depends on the type of cancer and how far it has progressed. Death from throat cancer is as grim as you can imagine. I wish you luck and hope you stay proactive. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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My friend says he has stage one in throat cancer and stage 3 in stomach cancer. He refuses to get treatment. What imight be life expectancy.?

My friend says he has stage one in throat cancer and stage 3 in stomach cancer. He refuses to get treatment. What imight be life expectancy.?

Llkely 20% 5yr life.: The throat cancer may have a decent outlook, but an advanced stomach cancer where the disease has likely spread to the lymph nodes and is one step away from distant metastases has about a 20% 5 year survival at best. This is if the tumor is able to be resected. It is his choice, but it might be good for him to see his doctor to at least find out what can be done to make him comfortable. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
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See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
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My husband has stage 4 throat cancer. They have found a large mass in his lung, and a smaller one in his stomach. What are his survival chances ?

My husband has stage 4 throat cancer. They have found a large mass in his lung, and a smaller one in his stomach.  What are his survival chances ?

Need further details: Patients with head and neck cancer have often concomitant new diagnosis of lung cancer; in certain clinical situations it may be important to differentiate if the lung lesions are new cancer vs. Spread of the throat cancer; discuss with your treating oncologist; in general if throat cancer has spread to multiple organs the treatments are palliative (not curative);. ...Read more

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Is mild burning on one side of throat not related to swallowing for three months worrisome for throat cancer?

Is mild burning on one side of throat not related to swallowing for three months worrisome for throat cancer?

Could be: It could be from different things like chronic inflammation, trauma, cancer etc. Dont delay anymore- you should see an ENT for direct visualization/examination on your throat. If there is anything suspicious, a biopsy will need to be done. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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Is mild burning on one side of throat not related to swallowing for three months worrisome for throat cancer?

Is mild burning on one side of throat not related to swallowing for three months worrisome for throat cancer?

Get checked: Anything that lasts for this long should be evaluated by a health care professional. Yes you could have throat cancer, but many other things might cause this. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more

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