Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer of the Pharynx Outlook

What to expect with pharyngeal cancer:

  • If the cancer is detected early, about 80 percent of people live more than 5 years.
  • Only about 40 percent of cancers are detected at an early stage.
  • The life expectancy decreases once the cancer has spread to other areas of the body.

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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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