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 Is there a cure for head and neck cancers?
- Q Is the swelling in front of my ear a type of head and neck cancer?
- Q What are the types of head and neck cancer in children?
- 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?
- Q What are head and neck cancers?