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  1. Respirator system Throat cancer

  2. Throat The throat is a tube that runs from behind your nose and mouth down your neck to the opening of the esophagus and wind pipe.

  3. Throat cancer • It is a disease that happens when cancer cells grow in a abnormal way in your throat. • This type of cancer happens when throat cells divide without control or order. • When cells keep dividing without control when new cells are not needed, a tissue is formed, it is called a growth or a tumor. • If tumor is made it can invade nearby tissues or other parts of the body.

  4. Some Symptoms: • Sore throat • Feeling that something is caught in the throat • Difficulty chewing or swallowing • Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue • Voice changes or hoarseness • Pain in the head, throat, or neck • Lump in the neck • Unexplained weight loss

  5. Some treatment are: • Surgery • Radiation therapy • Chemotherapy • Combined modality therapy