Cancer Care

Approaching throat cancer like no other hospital in the region

Throat cancer affects any of the two main areas of the throat – the pharynx and the larynx, commonly known as the voice box. Throat cancer is one of the more common types of head and neck cancer.

Having throat cancer means you need a dedicated and experienced team that works together to aggressively tackle cancer. The team at Goshen Center for Cancer Care knows the importance of integrative care and combines our expertise to treat cancer and ensure your best quality of life.

Need a second opinion from our experts, or ready to begin care for throat cancer in Goshen, IN? Call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to speak with one of our oncology information specialists.

Throat cancer symptoms

The tumor’s location in the throat affects how the symptoms appear.

People with throat cancer may experience:

  • Hoarseness or voice changes
  • Chronic sore throat or bad breath
  • Chronic nasal congestion and stuffiness that may worsen with time
  • Difficulty swallowing or pain with swallowing
  • Ear pain
  • Trouble breathing or noisy breathing
  • Trouble moving the tongue or opening the mouth fully
  • Lump or mass in the back of the mouth, throat or neck
  • Unintended weight loss

Some noncancerous conditions can cause symptoms similar to throat cancer symptoms. See your primary care provider if you experience these symptoms for more than a couple of weeks.

What causes throat cancer?

Tobacco is linked to 85 percent of all head and neck cancers. Regularly using cigarettes, cigars, smokeless products and pipes increases the risk of developing throat cancer. Heavy alcohol use, especially when combined with tobacco use, is also another risk factor.

When you need help quitting tobacco, turn to our smoking cessation team who can help you kick the habit for good.

Treating throat cancer at Goshen Center for Cancer Care

Knowing the stage of the cancer is essential to treating it effectively. Tests, such as a biopsy, help our providers diagnose the tumor’s stage and specific characteristics. For all stages of throat cancer, surgery is usually a main treatment.

Your team may also incorporate these treatments into your plan of care:

At Goshen Center for Cancer Care, you can be sure that we use the latest research and treatment techniques to improve your chances of beating throat cancer. Request an appointment online to begin integrative care for throat cancer.

Goshen Center for Cancer Care provides complete care for throat cancer in Goshen, IN, for patients from Warsaw, Fort Wayne, South Bend and beyond.