Throat Cancer Risk
risk factors are suspected in the development of throat cancer; the most common include:
- Poor dental hygiene ;
cancer mainly affects people between 50 and 70 years;
- men are
nearly ten times more victim of throat cancer than women;
exposure to sulfuric acid fumes and asbestos, toxic vapors of organic substances/chemicals can lead to
occurrence of throat cancer.
- Diet - eating a diet rich in hot, irritating and acidic foods, but low in fruits and vegetables increases your
risk of throat cancer.
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- prolonged irritation associated with
chronic gastroesophageal reflux can cause the development of cancers of the esophagus and
- Throat Injury - if you abuse your vocal cords (if you're a singer
for example), you can develop benign polyps in your throat, which can become cancerous if not treated.
- Alcohol - a moderate consumption of alcohol is safe; heavy
consumption, however, can double your risk of developing cancer of the throat. When alcohol is associated
with tobacco, the risk is considerably increased.
- Human papillomavirus – it is shown in some studies that chronic infection
with HPV can cause formation of cancerous cells in the throat. . Without effective treatment, the virus
will bind to the larynx and causes later formation of tumors called laryngeal papillomas, which can develop
immune system - if
your immune system is weakened, you are susceptible to be a victim of many types of cancers including
throat cancer. Factors that can weaken your immune system are numerous, the most common
a) HIV/ SIDA
c) Poor diet
taking immunosuppressive drugs after an organ
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and
Throat Cancer Symptoms