Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Manhattan & New York

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Manhattan & New York

Oropharyngeal cancer is a disease in which cancer cells are found within the anatomical borders of the oropharynx. The majority of oropharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas.

The oropharynx is the middle part of the pharynx (throat). The pharynx is a hollow tube that begins behind the nose and goes down to the neck, becoming part of the tube that extends into the stomach (esophagus). The oropharynx includes the base of the tongue, the tonsils, the soft palate (back of the mouth), and the walls of the pharynx.

Enlarged neck lymph nodes Sore throat Ear pain Difficulty swallowing Foul breath Voice changes Difficulty opening your jaw/pain in opening your jaw Pain Risk Factors: Alcohol: Frequent and heavy consumption of alcohol increases the risk of head and neck cancer. Eighty-five percent (85%) of head and neck cancer is linked to tobacco use. Using alcohol and tobacco together increases this risk even more. Recent studies...
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