About throat cancer

There are several different types of cancer which can affect the throat, mouth, neck and chest. We refer to these as ‘throat cancers’, but medically they are known by other names that you may hear from doctors, nurses and researchers: oropharyngeal cancer, head and neck cancer, oral cancer, and mouth cancer.

Whilst our information is as accurate and current as possible, it should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice from your doctors.

What is throat cancer?

In medical terms, there is no such thing as ‘throat cancer’. Rather there are several different types of cancer which can affect the throat, mouth, neck and chest.

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Risk factors

Risk factors Smoking/Tobacco Whether smoked or chewed, tobacco contains harmful chemicals which put the user at a heightened risk of

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Mental health

When someone is diagnosed with cancer it is very stressful and difficult time for everyone: patients, family members, friends.

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in the news

News & articles on throat and HPV-related cancers.

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The Throat Cancer Foundation is a registered charity, and as such, your help is vital to us. Your support and generosity will enable us to reach out to all those touched by throat cancers and enable us to be a Voice for Hope.
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