Throat cancer occurs in the throat, running from your nasal cavity behind your nose, past the space behind your mouth towards your neck where the esophagus begins. Nearly all tumors in the throat develop in the outer cell membrane, the mucus membrane. These tumors are also known as squamous cell carcinomas. Throat cancer may present as a sore in the throat that won’t heal, pain radiating towards the ears, or difficulty swallowing leading to weight loss. You may also notice swollen lymph nodes in the neck or throat.
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