Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio treats throat cancer with a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for all patients. The two types of throat cancer are pharyngeal cancer, which is found in the pharynx, the hollow tube running from your nose to the top of your windpipe, and laryngeal cancer, which is found in the larynx, which is more commonly referred to as the voice box.
Throat cancer is relatively uncommon, although certain lifestyle choices can increase the risk of the disease. Smoking, poor dental hygiene and heavy alcohol consumption are all factors that increase the chances of contracting throat cancer.
Seek an appointment at Methodist Healthcare if you experience any of the following symptoms that do not improve over time:
- Coughing up blood
- Sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- A change or hoarseness in your voice
Treatment options may depend on the stage and location of cancer and can range from an endoscopy to a removal of infected areas of the throat.
Recovery from throat cancer can be a difficult process. Our caring and considerate staff is ready to help the patients and families in the San Antonio community in both the hospital and the home.