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How is chemotherapy used to treat throat cancer?

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Chemotherapy drugs can kill cancer and stop it from spreading. It may be used before surgery to shrink tumors, or after to keep the disease from coming back. Some chemo drugs can make radiation work better.

SOURCES:

MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Throat Cancer Facts."

Mayo Clinic: “Throat Cancer.”

The Cleveland Clinic: “Exploring Options for Head & Neck Cancer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “What is Throat Cancer?”

American Society of Clinical Oncologists: “Head and Neck Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Alcohol and Public Health,” “HPV Vaccines: Vaccinating Your Preteen or Teen.”

National Cancer Institute: “Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment,” “Stages of Oropharyngeal Cancer,” “Stages of Laryngeal Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Lifestyle changes after laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

SOURCES:

MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Throat Cancer Facts."

Mayo Clinic: “Throat Cancer.”

The Cleveland Clinic: “Exploring Options for Head & Neck Cancer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “What is Throat Cancer?”

American Society of Clinical Oncologists: “Head and Neck Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Alcohol and Public Health,” “HPV Vaccines: Vaccinating Your Preteen or Teen.”

National Cancer Institute: “Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment,” “Stages of Oropharyngeal Cancer,” “Stages of Laryngeal Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Lifestyle changes after laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

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