Types of throat cancer

Medical researchers have currently identified two different types of throat cancer:

● Squamous cell carcinoma

● Adenocarcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma

If you develop throat cancer, you will likely expand this type since it is the most common type of throat cancer. It affects the flat cells that line your throat. You get squamous cell carcinoma when specific cells in your throat become abnormal and begin to grow uncontrollably. Approximately 34,000 people in America alone will develop it annually. About 3% of all throat cancers in men and 2% of all throat cancers in women are squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma generally appears in people who are at least 50 years old. 

Adenocarcinoma

Because it affects the epithelial cells and is rare, you will likely not develop it. The epithelial cells make mucus and are located in your esophagus. One out of every six Americans who develop cancer will develop adenocarcinoma. 

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