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Test For Throat Cancer

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Cancer is class of disease in which abnormal cells multiply and divide uncontrollably in body. These abnormal form malignant growths called tumors. Throat Cancer refers to cancer of voice box, vocal cords, and other parts of throat, such as tonsils and oropharynx. Throat Cancer is often grouped two categories: pharyngeal Cancer and laryngeal Cancer. Throat Cancer relatively uncommon in comparison to other cancers. National Cancer Institute Estimates That Of Adults In United States: About 1. 2 percent will be diagnosed with oral cavity and pharyngeal Cancer their lifetime. About 0. 3 percent will be with laryngeal Cancer within their lifetime. Most throat cancers generally related to smoking and not hereditary, unless family members are predisposed to smoking. Outside of larynx, number of inherited genes predispose family members to cancer development. Some people DNA mutations from their parents that greatly increase their risk of developing certain cancers. Inherited mutations of oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes rarely cause throat cancer, but some people seem to inherit ability to break down certain types of cancer - causing chemicals. These people are more sensitive to cancer - effects of tobacco smoke, alcohol, and certain industrial chemicals.

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Biopsy

If your doctor suspicious growth during nasal endoscopy or laryngoscopy, he or she may perform biopsy. During biopsy, doctor removes small piece of tissue from tumor, which is examined for signs of cancer under microscope. Biopsy can be performed using laryngoscope or nasal endoscope. Doctor Inserts Small Surgical Tools Through Or Beside Scope. It may be in doctor's office using local anesthesia or in hospital with general anesthesia. You usually go home on day of procedure. You may experience sore throat, hoarseness, or mild bleeding for several after procedure. Squamous cell cancers of larynx and pharynx can begin as precancerous condition called dysplasia, in which cells look abnormal under microscope but are not malignant. At Perlmutter Cancer Center, pathologists also examine tumor tissue in throat to determine whether it contains human papillomavirus, or HPV. People who have throat that tests positive for HPV often respond to radiation therapy better than those whose cancer does not contain HPV. Reason For This Is Not Entirely Understood.

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Imaging tests

Various imaging tests may be performed to help formulate throat cancer diagnosis, including: CT scan: CT scan may PROVIDE information about size, shape and position of any tumors, and may also help identify enlarged lymph nodes that may contain cancer cells. Barium swallow: barium swallow test may show irregularities in different parts of throat, and may often detect small, early tumors. Magnetic resonance imaging: less commonly, MRI scan be used to examine throat cancer. Mris PROVIDE very detailed view, and may help determine whether or not cancer has spread, either to other areas in neck or other regions of body. Positron emission tomography: for patients diagnosed with throat Cancer, PET scan may be used to see if cancer has spread to lymph nodes, to determine origin of cancer when it is found in lymph nodes first, or to check body for spread of cancer cells. X - ray: X - ray of chest may be taken to check if cancer has spread to lungs. Cancer will not be present in lungs unless it has advance.

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