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Glossary for Throat cancer

  • Aphthous Ulcer: A rare condition characterized by recurring periods of painful inflamed mouth ulcers.
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Dysphagia: Dysphagia refers to difficulty in swallowing.
  • Exercise: The use of the human muscles to improve ones health
  • Gastrointestinal tumors: Any tumor of the gastrointestinal (digestive) system, including cancers and benign tumors.
  • Head and neck cancer: Any cancerous tumor affecting the head and/or neck region.
  • Head and neck tumors: Any tumors afflicting the head or neck regions, including both cancerous and benign tumors.
  • Larynx Cancer: Cancer of the voice box or nearby areas.
  • Nicotine addiction: Nicotine addiction is the uncontrollable desire to continue smoking. Smoking products contain nicotine which is a chemical that can lead to addiction if used over a period of time. Cessation causes withdrawal symptoms which can vary in nature and severity.
  • Pharynx cancer: A condition that is characterised by a malignant lesion located in the pharynx
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Respiratory system cancer: A condition that is characterised by a malignancy anatomically located in the respiratory system
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Smoking-related conditions: Medical conditions related to smoking or other tobacco exposure.
  • Sore throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing
  • Throat disorder:
  • Throat lump: Lump in the mucus membrane lining of the throat.
  • Throat pain: The occurrence of pain which is located in the throat
  • Throat ulcer: Ulcers in the mucus membrane lining of the throat.
  • Tonsil cancer: A disorder characterised by malignancy that is located on the tonsils


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