Cancer Treatment Centers of America

You have throat cancer. We’re here to help.

A throat cancer diagnosis is life-changing. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), we’re here to help you and your loved ones make a more informed treatment decision. We encourage you to explore this area to learn more about the disease, what lies ahead and your treatment options.

Hear inspiring patient stories. Learn how our doctors create a personalized treatment plan for your diagnosis and needs. And if you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of cancer experts. We’re here to help you make sense of it all.

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Learn about throat cancer

Throat cancer is a malignant disease that develops in the throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx) or tonsils. Throat cancers are often referred to as squamous cell carcinomas because they begin in the flat, squamous cells that line the moist surface of the throat. Throat cancer types are characterized by the part of the throat where the disease originated. Symptoms may include a cough, change in voice, difficulty swallowing, sore throat or weight loss.

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Learn About Throat Cancer

At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our throat cancer experts use a wide range of diagnostic tests and tools to evaluate the disease and establish an accurate diagnosis.  A thorough cancer diagnosis includes determining the throat cancer type, location, size and stage. Throughout treatment, the care team also uses imaging and laboratory tests to track the size of the tumors, monitor the response to treatment, and modify the care plan when necessary.

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Throat Cancer Advanced Treatments

Surgery is the main treatment for throat cancer, especially early-stage disease. Surgical procedures to treat throat cancer include vocal cord stripping, laser surgery, cordectomy, partial or total laryngectomy, pharyngectomy, and tracheotomy or tracheostomy. Because some surgical treatments may damage areas of the throat, some patients may undergo reconstructive procedures to restore the function and/or appearance of the affected area. Other treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

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Throat Cancer Supportive Care Services

Our doctors and clinicians work together to deliver an integrative approach to care that is tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Each patient’s care team is dedicated not only to treating the cancer, but also helping patients manage side effects and maintain quality of life. Throat cancer treatments may cause a number of side effects and complications that may require working with our supportive care clinicians to regain the ability to swallow, eat solid foods and talk.

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