1. What Is Throat Cancer?
Cancer is the rapid, uncontrolled division of cells and can develop in organs throughout the body. Throat cancer forms in two areas in the throat: they larynx or the pharynx. Both types are not as common as other cancers but are equally dangerous. If diagnosed early enough, the damage can be minimized and contained to the throat area.
2. Throat Cancer’s 5 Stages
There are five stages of throat cancer, ranking from 0-4, zero being least severe. In stages 0-2, the cancer is limited to the throat. The increasing stage number reflects the increasing size of the tumor. In Stage 3, the cancer begins to spread and in Stage 4, lymph nodes and/or other organs are affected.