Squamous cell throat cancer

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What is squamous cell throat cancer?

Throat cancer includes cancer of the nasopharynx (upper part of the throat behind the nose), oropharynx (middle part of the pharynx), and hypopharynx (bottom part of the pharynx). Most throat cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, a type of cancer that begins in thin, flat, scale-like cells.

Common symptoms reported by people with squamous cell throat 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 squamous cell throat cancer

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

(Image Guided Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Therapeutic Massage)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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

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

(Image Guided Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for squamous cell throat cancer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased saliva itching 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Therapeutic Massage)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 2
40s 3
50s 26
60s 30
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 58
Female 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 38
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from squamous cell throat cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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