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Throat Cancer Presentation

by: Camille Dillard and Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith

on 22 February 2013

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Transcript of Throat Cancer Presentation

Symptoms Survival Rate Who Discovered It? And How? Throat cancer was discovered by Robert Clayborne in the mid-1860s through an autopsy. Throat cancer refers to cancerous tumors that develop in your throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx) or tonsils. Because these are the two main regions where throat cancer occurs, specific cancers can be classified as laryngeal and/or pharyngeal chemotherapy
radiation therapy
surgery Treatment and Medication Statistics By: Camille Dillard and Morgan Smith Throat Cancer If throat cancer was to affect the vocal cords, an abrupt analysis could be made.
If the cancer was to affect the larynx, which it most likely would, the pharynx, or a different region of the throat, the diagnosis would be more difficult Famous Person Description http://www.buzzle.com/articles/throat-cancer-survival-rate.html
http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/laryn.html Michael Douglas a famous actor and producer announced he had stage IV throat cancer in 2010. His cancer was due to a combination of smoking "and" drinking. Throat cancer does not specifically affect people of a certain ethnicity or gender. It mainly depends on the patient's general health, age, size of the tumor(s). It could even turn to the experience of the *oncologist.

*one who studies tumors Sources From these 4 graphs...you can see that throat cancer predominantly affects african american men and women, but not by much a persistent cough
changes in voice such as hoarseness
Difficulty swallowing
Ear pain
Lump or sore in the throat that doesn't seem to heal
consistently sore throat
weight loss
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