Throat Cancer Stages
is confirmed that you have throat cancer, your doctor will determine the stage of the tumor; Staging is very
important to determine the prognosis and the treatment you should undergo. In general, the stage of a throat
cancer is determined from its size and degree of spread within your body.
The stage of throat cancer
is often identified by Roman numerals: I, II, III and IV. A higher stage indicates lower chances of
- Carcinoma in situ - the cancer has not invaded the tissue of your
throat; your surgeon can remove the tumor without causing physiological damage;
- Stage I - the tumor has invaded the tissue of the throat,
but has not spread into surrounding tissue.
- Stage II – at stage 2, the cancer has invaded surrounding
tissue, but has remained in the region of the throat.
- Stage III – the cancer has spread beyond the surrounding
tissues to reach nearby lymph nodes.
IV – at
this final stage, the tumor has not only invaded the nearby lymph nodes but also distant sites in the body
such as the lungs.
Throat Cancer Treatment