Your throat. A lot can happen to that 5-inch hollow tube that connects the base of your nasal cavity to your windpipe and esophagus. A sore throat can silence your singing voice. Or a faulty pharynx (the medical name for the throat) may cause swallowing difficulties that can affect your
Tag: oropharyngeal cancer
Smoking, drinking alcohol, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) all can increase your risk of throat cancer, but genital human papillomavirus (HPV) has become a leading cause of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States. In fact, some 9,000 people are diagnosed each year with throat cancer that may be caused by
The lungs. The throat. The bladder. The pancreas. These are just a few of the areas of your body where smoking-related cancers can develop. Smoking also is a major contributor to the more than 48,000 cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in Americans each year.
Fortunately, avoiding smoking and other tobacco use