Cancer Throat Underlying Cause
The cause of throat cancer is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk.
Genes control the functions inside a cell. Special genes control how cells divide and grow. Cancer occurs when the damaged genes stimulate the cell to multiply out of control.
Cancer cells can develop from any of the cells lining the inside of the throat. The cells can spread through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream.
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