Throat Cancer

About Throat Cancer 

Throat cancer is a form of cancer that is difficult to detect in its early stages. Still, compared to other cancer types, it is a relatively uncommon strain. 

Where is Throat Cancer located?

Demonstrated by clinical trials, throat cancer begins when malignant tumors form in one of three places:

  1. Pharynx
  2. Larynx
  3. Tonsils  

How Does it Impact Your Body?

In the early stage cancer, it affects the local area of the throat and can impact a person’s ability to speak or swallow, depending on the rate of cancerous tumor growth. Left untreated, the tumor cells will spread into the lymph nodes and then local organs, which could ultimately lead to esophageal cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, or even lung cancer. 

Are There Different Types of Throat Cancer? 

There are a variety of throat cancers, including:

  • Laryngeal Cancer – The most common type of cancer begins when tumor cells form on the larynx (vocal cords). Laryngeal cancer requires special attention as it poses the risk of a cancer patient losing the ability to speak.
  • Adenocarcinoma – Starts in the glandular cells of the throat.
  • Sarcoma – A rarer strain that starts in the muscle fibers of the neck.
  • Pharyngeal cancer – The second most common form of throat cancer. It has three subcategories:
      • Nasopharynx
      • Oropharynx cancer 
      • Hypopharynx, also known as hypopharyngeal cancer

Throat Cancer Statistics

Every year, more than 15,000 adult men and women will be diagnosed with laryngeal or pharyngeal cancer. Of these, where it originates is broken down as follows:

  • 60% in the glottis
  • 35% in the supraglottis 
  • 5% in the subglottis 

Causes and Risk Factors 

It remains unclear why cells in the throat develop genetic mutations that turn into cancer. According to clinical trials, we do know that there are factors that can increase the likelihood of developing throat cancer, including: 

  • Chewing tobacco
  • Smoking tobacco
  • Alcohol use and abuse
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Lack of fruits or vegetables in diet
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging 

Throat Cancer Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of cancerous cells in the throat you should be on the lookout for are:

  • Persistent cough
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Alteration in voice tone or tenor
  • Hoarseness
  • Dry mouth
  • Ear pain
  • Swollen throat
  • Regular sore throat  
  • Weight loss
  • Lump or sore on the throat that doesn’t heal 

The Different Stages of Throat Cancer

Throat cancer follows typical cancer staging, which ranges from 0 to 4. They are: 

  • Stage 0 – Potentially cancerous cells develop in the throat but aren’t found anywhere else. 
  • Stage I – Tumor in the throat is less than 2 centimeters and has yet to spread to a lymph node or local organ. As mentioned before, if not caught in time, throat cancer patients may be contributing to the onset of esophageal cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, or lung cancer.
  • Stage II – Tumor is more than 2 centimeters but less than 4 centimeters. Cancer has not reached the lymph nodes or other parts of the body. 
  • Stage III – Tumor is larger than 4 centimeters or has spread to 1 or 2 lymph nodes. It hasn’t yet spread elsewhere. Though tumor growth has increased, the cancer cells haven’t spread elsewhere. 
  • Stage IV – Tumor can be of any size, but cancer cells have spread to large lymph nodes, local organs, or further regions of the body. At this point, the cancer patient must see an oncologist or cancer center as stage IV is the most critical stage of the disease. 

Throat Cancer Alternative Treatment

Recently, scientific progress and advances in cancer research and clinical trials have demonstrated that there are better ways to treat cancer (other than traditional methods). Today, any throat cancer patient does not need to rely on harsh methods of targeted therapy, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy or invasive throat cancer surgery, as their only option for throat cancer treatment.

You can say goodbye to the unbearable flu-like symptoms that often follow when undergoing harsh targeted therapy. Immunity Therapy Center specializes in cutting-edge throat cancer alternative treatments that work by strengthening the immune system, thus allowing your body to fight cancer naturally. 

At ITC, each patient that walks through our doors is given a completely custom treatment plan of holistic therapies for optimal cancer care. Under Dr. Bautista’s vigilant watch, a patient’s throat cancer plan is adjusted or altered on a daily basis to ensure that his/her body is responding well to the various alternative therapies. 

So, if you’re searching for a natural way to battle cancer, instead of using traditional treatment such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy, then you’ve come to the right place. Reach out today to set up a consultation for throat cancer treatment and learn more about ITC’s innovative strides towards improving cancer care and therapy! 



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November 21, 2019

Dr. Carlos Bautista is a Board Certified Medical Doctor. He received his Medical Degree from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and has more than 20 years of experience working with Alternative Medicine to treat cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic degenerative diseases, and infectious diseases. He opened Immunity Therapy Center in 2007 with the goal of providing the highest quality medical care for more than 5,000 patients.

At Immunity Therapy Center, our goal is to provide objective, updated, and research-based information on all health-related topics. This article is based on scientific research and/or other scientific articles. All information has been fact-checked and reviewed by Dr. Carlos Bautista, a Board Certified Medical Doctor at Immunity Therapy Center. All information published on the site must undergo an extensive review process to ensure accuracy. This article contains trusted sources with all references hyperlinked for the reader's visibility.

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