Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Study on prevalence of throat cancer and its association with various risk factors
Author(s): Chethan Kumara GP, Nijagal BS, Nagaraj K
Abstract: Throat cancer refers to cancerous tumor that develops in throat, voice box or tonsils, it may metastasise to other tissues or organs of the body. Throat cancer is the 6th most common type of cancer in the world. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of the disease in selected cities. A detailed survey was conducted to analyze whether the disease is associated with age factor, Gender and other risk factors. The analysis revealed that males are more affected than females and it is more prevalent in adults of age group above 40 years. Individuals having multiple habits are at greater risk of developing throat cancer. Hence it can be concluded that throat cancer is common in elderly individuals who smoke and drink alcohol. Avoidance of alcohol use and smoking will be a milestone to reduce the incidence of throat cancers and associated mortality.
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