Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor specialist Home Care anorexia diet pain control side effects taking control warning signs Prevention Outlook Complications Underlying Cause Anatomy

Pharyngeal Cancer 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.

Continue to Pharyngeal Cancer Complications

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Pharyngeal Cancer References
  1. Chainani-Wu N. Diet and oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal cancer. Nutr Cancer. 2002;44(2):104-26. [12734057]
  2. Fioretti F, Bosetti C, Tavani A, Franceschi S, La Vecchia C. Risk factors for oral and pharyngeal cancer in never smokers. Oral Oncol. 1999 Jul;35(4):375-8. [10645401]
  3. Pelucchi C, Talamini R, Negri E, Levi F, Conti E, Franceschi S, La Vecchia C. Folate intake and risk of oral and pharyngeal cancer. Ann Oncol. 2003 Nov;14(11):1677-81. [14581278]
  4. Rodriguez T, Altieri A, Chatenoud L, Gallus S, Bosetti C, Negri E, Franceschi S, Levi F, Talamini R, La Vecchia C. Risk factors for oral and pharyngeal cancer in young adults. Oral Oncol. 2004 Feb;40(2):207-13. [14693246]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.