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oropharynx

[or-oh-FAIR-ingks] the part of the throat (pharynx) below the soft palate and above the epiglottis, mostly behind the mouth. See also epiglottis, nasopharynx, pharynx.

What are oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers?

... throat. The oral cavity (mouth) and oropharynx (throat). The ... Tumors and
growths in the oral cavity and oropharynx. Many types ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-what-is-oral-cavity-cancer

How are oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers staged?

... T categories for cancers of the lip, oral cavity, and oropharynx. TX: Primary
tumor cannot be assessed; information not known. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-staging

Surgery for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer

... But sometimes a larger tumor (especially when it has grown into the oropharynx)
needs to be removed through an incision in the neck or by cutting ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-treating-surgery

How is nasopharyngeal cancer staged?

... The cancer may also have grown into the oropharynx (the part of the throat
in the back of the mouth) and/or nasal cavity but no farther. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/nasopharyngeal-cancer-staging

Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer

... throat. The oral cavity (mouth) and oropharynx (throat) ... Page 4. Tumors
and growths in the oral cavity and oropharynx Many ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003128-pdf.pdf

Special Section: Cancers with Increasing Incidence Trends in ...

... of this report. HPV-related Oropharynx The oropharynx is the part of
the throat just behind the mouth. It includes the back ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-038827.pdf

What are the risk factors for oral cavity and oropharyngeal ...

... sex. HPV types are given numbers. The type linked to throat cancer
(including cancer of the oropharynx) is HPV16. Most ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-risk-factors

Chemotherapy for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer

... any symptoms the cancer is causing. The chemo drugs used most often
for cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx are: ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-treating-chemotherapy

Research@American Cancer Society

... Esophagus Larynx Oropharynx 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Cervix ... Larynx
Oropharynx Page 7. Intramural Research Program Highlights 2012 ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/documents/document/acspc-041836.pdf

Can oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers be found early?

Many pre-cancers and cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx can be found
early, during routine screening exams by a dentist, doctor, dental ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-detection