Throat cancer, also known as laryngeal cancer, is a type of cancer that affects the voice box or the throat.
The muscular tube that links your nose to the back of your neck is known as the throat. The flat cells that line the inside of your throat are where the majority of throat malignancies begin.
Voice box cancer is a type of throat cancer that affects the voice box, which is located right below the throat. In order to make sound, your vocal cords vibrate, and the cartilage in your voice box helps to facilitate this process.
Tumors of the throat are caused by genetic abnormalities in the cells of your throat. In the presence of these mutations, cells develop unrestrictedly and cells that would otherwise perish are preserved. The collecting cells in your neck have the potential to develop into a tumor.
Currently, there is no way to know what mutation is causing throat cancer. Doctors have discovered, however, that some characteristics may raise your risk. Avoid doing the following four things to reduce your chances of being a victim.
1. Excessive tobacco use.
Cigarette smoke not only kills smokers, but it also robs them of their capacity to communicate verbally. Cigarette smoking is associated with mouth, throat, lung, and esophageal cancers, according to an overwhelming body of scientific evidence. Subjects who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day are twice as likely to get laryngeal cancer as those who smoke less than 20 cigarettes. When tobacco smoking is combined with alcohol consumption, the risk increases significantly because these two substances work together in a synergistic fashion.
2. An excessive amount of alcoholic beverages.
Long-term alcohol consumption has been linked to a number of malignancies, including mouth and throat cancers, according to recent research. Also associated with alcohol usage are bowel and breast cancers, according to the research. When there is such a significant association between alcohol consumption and cancer, it is difficult to disregard the warning signs. Researchers and health specialists recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption to no more than two drinks per day in order to lower your chance of developing cancer associated with alcohol usage.
3. Consuming a diet high in fat and sugar.
Poor diet may raise the risk of developing hypopharyngeal carcinoma. It has been discovered that persons who eat the most junk food are more likely to get malignancies of the colon, respiratory system (lips, mouth, tongue, nose, throat, vocal cords, section of the oesophagus and windpipe), and stomach. Lung cancer was shown to be more common in men after menopause, whereas liver and breast cancer were more common in women after menopause.
4. Prolonged exposure to toxic substances.
Laryngeal cancer and hypopharyngeal cancer are both at increased risk because of the exposure to wood dust and paint fumes, as well as some chemicals used in the metalworking, petroleum, construction, and textile industries.
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was previously widely used as an insulator in a wide range of applications, including electrical wiring. Lung cancer and mesothelioma are two of the most common cancers caused by asbestos exposure (cancer that starts in the lining of the chest or abdomen). Despite the fact that multiple studies have demonstrated a link between asbestos exposure and laryngeal cancer, not all of them have reached the same result.
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