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    Hypopharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage

    Stage I Hypopharyngeal Cancer

    Treatment of stage I hypopharyngeal cancer may include the following:

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    • Laryngopharyngectomy and neck dissection with or without high-dose radiation therapy to the lymph nodes of the neck.
    • Partial laryngopharyngectomy with or without high-dose radiation therapy to the lymph nodes on both sides of the neck.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I hypopharyngeal cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage II Hypopharyngeal Cancer

    Treatment of stage II hypopharyngeal cancer may include the following:

    • Laryngopharyngectomy and neck dissection. High-dose radiation therapy to the lymph nodes of the neck may be given before or after surgery.
    • Partial laryngopharyngectomy. High-dose radiation therapy to the lymph nodes of the neck may be given before or after surgery.
    • Chemotherapy given during or after radiation therapy or after surgery.
    • A clinical trial of chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy or surgery.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage II hypopharyngeal cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage III Hypopharyngeal Cancer

    Treatment of stage III hypopharyngeal cancer may include the following:

    • Radiation therapy before or after surgery.
    • Chemotherapy given during or after radiation therapy or after surgery.
    • A clinical trial of chemotherapy followed by surgery and/or radiation therapy.
    • A clinical trial of chemotherapy given at the same time as radiation therapy.
    • A clinical trial of surgery followed by chemotherapy given at the same time as radiation therapy.
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