Cancer of the throat is one of many head and neck cancers. The majority of throat cancers are related to tobacco and/or excessive alcohol exposure.
Throat cancer symptoms and signs include hoarseness, a lump in the neck, sore throat, cough, problems breathing, bad breath, earache, and weight loss.
Mouth and throat cancers include cancers that occur on the lips, the roof, sides or floor of the mouth, the tongue, the tonsils, or the back of the throat. Cancer of .
The symptoms of head and neck cancers may include a lump or a sore that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty in swallowing, and a .
The stages of throat cancer describe how widespread or advanced the cancer is. Throat cancer has five stages, starting with stage 0 and going up to stage IV.
The symptoms of throat cancer vary according to the location of the tumor. General signs of throat cancer may include the following: .
Cancers that involve the throat, base of the tongue, tonsil, pharynx, or tube that extends from the nasal passages to the mouth to the esophagus and sinus are .
Risk factors for throat cancer include smoking and heavy alcohol consumption.