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How would x-rays be used to detect a throat disorder?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

X-rays are often used to detect if throat cancer is your throat disorder. X-rays for throat cancer are often supplemented by having the patient swallow barium. Barium makes the throat more visible on the x-rays. X-rays may also be used to detect the cancer in the lungs. Lung cancer and throat cancer sometimes occur at the same time.

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