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 Are head and neck cancers serious?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with head and neck cancer?
- Q What is throat cancer?
- Q How prevalent is HPV-derived head and neck cancer?
- Q Is the swelling in front of my ear a type of head and neck cancer?
- Q What are head and neck cancers?