Oropharyngeal cancer

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What is oropharyngeal cancer?

Oropharyngeal cancer is a malignancy arising from the base of tongue, soft palate, tonsils, and the pharynx, the cone-shaped passageway leading from the oral and nasal cavities in the head to the esophagus and larynx.

Common symptoms reported by people with oropharyngeal cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with oropharyngeal cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Image Guided Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
oropharyngeal cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Stomach tumor removal/resection)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
oropharyngeal cancer (1)

Data from patients with oropharyngeal cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with oropharyngeal cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Image Guided Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for oropharyngeal cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite fatigue 10 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
oropharyngeal cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Stomach tumor removal/resection)
Perceived effectiveness
for oropharyngeal cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
lymphedema nerve damage 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
oropharyngeal cancer (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with oropharyngeal cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has oropharyngeal cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 2
50s 3
60s 3
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 7
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from oropharyngeal cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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