Throat cancer or in fact any cancer is a dreaded disease. Cure for throat cancer depends on the stage of disease—about 90% of patients with early cancer are cured whereas cure rate for cancer which has spread (metastasised) to parts of the body beyond the head and neck is poor. As treatment for cancer is not very successful and prognosis remains poor, measures to prevent throat cancer are considered important. There are no measures which will definitely prevent cancer but some measures can reduce your risk of throat cancer.
Know your risk factors: Make yourself aware of your throat cancer risk factors. Some of the common risk factors of throat cancer are smoking, heavy drinking, family history of throat cancer and suppressed or weak immune systems. You cannot change your family history of throat cancer but can definitely work on modifiable risk factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption.
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