Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer of the Pharynx Incidence

Facts about pharyngeal cancer:

  • Oral and pharyngeal cancers account for 2-4 percent of cancers in the US.
  • About 10,000 people develop pharyngeal cancer in the US each year.
  • Pharyngeal cancer is twice as common in men.
  • At the time of diagnosis, the average age of the patient is 60 years old.

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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