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?
An ENT specialist can diagnose the condition by examining the throat. The doctor may use fiberoptic scope to look at the throat closely for any abnormal tissue or mass. A biopsy may be required for definitive diagnosis.
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?
One of the signs of this cancer is a persistent sore throat.