What Is Throat Cancer Cancer?
Throat cancer refers to cancer that develops in your throat (pharynx) or voice box (larynx).
Your throat is a muscular tube that begins behind your nose and ends in your neck. Throat cancer most often begins in the flat cells that line the inside of your throat.
Your voice box sits just below your throat and also is susceptible to throat cancer. The voice box is made of cartilage and contains the vocal cords that vibrate to make a sound when you talk.
Throat cancer is a general term that applies to cancer that develops in the throat (pharyngeal cancer) or in the voice box (laryngeal cancer).
Though most throat cancers involve the same types of cells, specific terms are used to differentiate the part of the throat where the cancer originated.
begins in the nasopharynx — the part of your throat just behind your nose.
begins in the oropharynx — the part of your throat right behind your mouth that includes your tonsils.
Hypopharyngeal cancer (laryngopharyngeal cancer):
begins in the hypopharynx (laryngopharynx) — the lower part of your throat, just above your esophagus and windpipe.
begins in the vocal cords.
begins in the upper portion of the voice box and includes cancer that affects the epiglottis, which is a piece of cartilage that blocks food from going into your windpipe.
begins in the lower portion of your voice box, below your vocal cords.
If you’ve been diagnosed with Throat Cancer cancer, Dr.Ashish Pokharkar provides the best Throat Cancer cancer treatment in Pimpri Chinchwad (pcmc)
- A cough
- Changes in your voice, such as hoarseness or not speaking clearly
- Difficulty swallowing
- Ear pain
- A lump or sore that doesn’t heal
- A sore throat
- Weight loss
Dr. Ashish Pokharkar -Throat Cancer Specialist in Pimpri Chinchwad (PCMC)
Dr. Ashish B Pokharkar is the Throat cancer specialist and cancer surgeon in Pimpri Chinchwad (PCMC). He has been trained in general surgery from BJ medical college and Sassoon Hospital, Pune. After completing graduation, he completed his super specialization in cancer surgery and received MCh degree from the eminent and prestigious Tata memorial hospital, Mumbai. After passing MCh he was selected for a fellowship in minimally invasive and robotic Oncosurgery from Tata Memorial Hospital.
He is one of few surgeons who do minimally invasive complex laparoscopic & robotic surgeries. He is known for his empathic attitude towards cancer patients. He strongly believes in ethical and evidence-based medicine which is a core part of his practice.
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