Throat Cancer

Cancer can also affect the throat (the pharynx). The pharynx is a hollow tube about 5 inches long that starts behind the nose and goes down to the neck to become part of the oesophagus, the tube that goes to the stomach. Air and food pass through the pharynx on the way to the windpipe (trachea) or the oesophagus.

What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Larynx

This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet has information to help you deal with cancer of the larynx if it affects you or someone you know. It will give you some important information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this cancer.

The Royal Marsden Hospital's booklet on Laryngectomy

This booklet is part of its Patient Information Series, providing information about cancer of the larynx, treatments, living with the side effects and adjusting to changes caused by the cancer. (The Royal Marsden is the UK's leading comprehensive cancer centre and is recognised worldwide for the quality of its services.)

Understanding Cancer Of The Larynx (voice box)

This CancerBACUP booklet covers cancer of the larynx, its treatments and their effects. It has been written to help you understand more about cancer of the larynx. It should answer some of the questions you may have about its diagnosis and treatment, and addresses some of the feelings which are a large part of anyone's reaction to a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity

The paranasal sinuses are small hollow spaces around the nose. The sinuses are also a space through which the voice can echo to make sounds when a person talks or sings. The nasal cavity is the air passageway through which air passes to the throat during breathing.