Throat Cancer - Prevention & Detection

There is no exact known cause of the cancer; however, there are some risk factors identified for throat cancer which increase the risk of this cancer. By avoiding these factors, probability of throat cancer can be reduced to some extent. Also, by having proper knowledge of throat cancer's early signs and symptoms we can minimize the effects caused by throat cancer.

Throat Cancer - Prevention & Detection

This article gives you some pointers to prevent throat cancer and how to diagnose it at an early stage.

Throat cancer prevention

Staying away from the major risk factors like smoking can help in preventing the disease. One can make these changes in his/her life to prevent throat cancer:

  • Quit smoking

    If a person is non-smoker the risk of getting the disease is already very low in him/her. People who have been smoking from a long time should stop as the tobacco is the biggest risk factor of the throat cancer. The largest number of people suffering from the throat cancer were found to be smokers.

  • Avoid alcohol consumption

    Alcohol is also important risk factor of the cancer. People who drink more than a recommended amount have high risk of getting the cancer. To reduce the risk of throat cancer avoid alcohol consumption.

  • Eat healthy

    Fresh fruits and vegetables full of vitamins and antioxidants are recommended for a healthy leaving and reducing the risk of getting the cancer. People who smoke or drink lack certain vitamins in their body, which is also one of the reasons of getting cancer, so, a healthy diet with proper nutrition can help to reduce the risk of the disease.

  • Protection from HPV

    Human papilloma virus (HPV) is found to be the most dangerous virus that can cause cancer. The virus can spread through skin-to-skin contact or by having vaginal or anal intercourse. To reduce the risk of HPV, doctors suggest limiting the number sexual partners and using protection during intercourse. HPV vaccine can be considered as a preventive measure

Throat Cancer Detection

The throat cancer early stage symptoms are the key to good prognosis rate. If the doctor finds any kind of suspicious sign, he can ask for some specific tests for the cancer. There are certain processes to diagnose this cancer:

  • Examining the throat by an endoscope
  • Biopsy (removing a small tissue for further examination)
  • Imaging tests (X-ray, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography)

Throat cancer can be caused due to several reasons such as smoking, alcohol consumption to name a few, however it can be prevented with some essential lifestyle changes and precaution. A full body checkup package by Indus Health Plus helps you understand the current health status, effect of your habits on the health and the possible complications so that you start modify your lifestyle if needed along with consulting the health expert for further medical intervention.

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