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Oropharyngeal Cancer or cancer of the oropharynx is the cancer in the part of the throat just near the region that allows a person to speak or swallow. The initial symptom of this cancer is a painless swelling or lump in the neck. A sore throat, difficulty swallowing and earaches have been observed in patients with this type of cancer.
HOW IS OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis will be conducted by the oncologist using tests that will examine the mouth and throat. In case a growth or mass is found, further tests will be conducted with the help of a biopsy that will check for malignancy.
HOW IS OROPHARYNGEAL CANCER TREATED?
The treatment of this kind of cancer happens with the help of surgery before radiation therapy is carried out to ensure that it does not spread to the rest of the body. This will be followed by chemotherapy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Alcohol and tobacco use are considered to be the risk factors associated with this condition.