Types of Throat Cancer
Depending on the types of cells
involved, a throat cancer can be named:
cancer – a
cancer that arises in the upper
part of the throat behind the nose.
also called hypopharyngeal
laryngopharyngeal cancer is a type of throat cancer that begins in the hypopharynx, the bottom part of the throat,
esophagus and windpipe (a tube-like
portion of the respiratory tract that connects the larynx with the bronchial parts of the
a cancer that begins in the middle
portion of the throat behind the mouth, and includes:
the back one-third of the
side and back walls of the throat
the formation of cancer cells begins in the
glottis, the middle portion of the
throat (larynx), precisely in the area where the vocal cords are located.
a type of throat cancer develops in the larynx above the glottis.
– in this type of throat cancer, the formation of cancer cells begins in the lower part of the throat (larynx) just below the
vocal cords down to the top of the trachea, which takes air to the lungs.
Throat Cancer Statistics