There are approximately 24,000 to 39,000 cases of throat cancer diagnosed each year in the United States. About 3 to 5 percent of all cancer cases in the United States are throat cancer. The disease is more likely to affect people older than 50 and men develop it more often than women. Approximately 50 percent of throat cancers develop in the voice box. The rest affect other parts of the throat.
- Q What is the most common head and neck cancer?
- Q What is throat cancer?
- Q What types of cancer develop in the nose and sinuses?
- Q What should I ask my doctor if I'm diagnosed with throat cancer?
- Q Why is sinus cancer one of the most serious head and neck cancers?
- Q What does "staging" of my head and neck cancer mean?