8 Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Throat Cancer And How To Prevent It
December 22, 2017
What is throat cancer?
Throat cancer begins in the organs that help you breathe, swallow, and speak. Your throat is a hollow tube that begins behind your nose and ends in your neck. Only half of cancers develop in the throat itself. It can also start in the voice box or tonsils. This type of throat cancer is called laryngeal cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 0.3 percent of people will be diagnosed with laryngeal cancer at some point in their life. Michael Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010, and he had to undergo eight weeks of chemotherapy and radiation to fight off this serious disease.