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pharynx

[fair-ingks] the throat; the tube that connects the mouth and nasal passages with the swallowing tube (esophagus) and windpipe (trachea). It extends from above the soft palate, behind the mouth, down to the epiglottis. See also epiglottis, oropharynx, nasopharynx.

Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer | American Cancer ...

Whether you (or a loved one) are worried about developing laryngeal or
hypopharyngeal cancer, have just been diagnosed, are going through treatment ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/index

Nasopharyngeal Cancer | American Cancer Society

Learn about nasopharyngeal cancer from improvements in treatment, diagnosis,
support resources, making decisions about treatments, and staying ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/nasopharyngealcancer/index

Surgery for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers | American ...

... For cancer of the hypopharynx. Total or partial pharyngectomy: In these
surgeries all or part of the pharynx (throat) is removed. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/overviewguide/laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-overview-treating-surgery

Table 1: Age-adjusted Incidence Rates by Site and Gender ...

... Oral Cavity & Pharynx Esophagus Stomach Colorectal Liver & Bile Ducts
Pancreas Larynx Lung & Bronchus Melanoma of the Skin ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@midwest/documents/document/acspc-029980.pdf

MediaRoom - Press Releases

... cancers (lung, prostate, colon and rectum, leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma,
kidney, stomach, myeloma, oral cavity and pharynx, and larynx) and ...

http://pressroom.cancer.org/arn2013

Study Examines Lifestyle Factors and Ovarian Cancer

... We know that alcohol use is linked with cancers of the mouth, pharynx (throat),
larynx (voice box), esophagus, liver, and breast, and possibly of the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/study-examines-lifestyle-factors-and-ovarian-cancer

Cancer Facts & Figures 2009

... 384,290 (8%) Melanoma 349,410 (7%) Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 207,820
(4%) Lung & bronchus 175,430 (4%) Oral cavity & pharynx 154,160 (3 ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-038825.pdf

Even Moderate Alcohol Use Increases Risk of Certain ...

... Women who drank were found to be at increased risk of cancers of the oral
cavity, pharynx (throat), esophagus, larynx (voice box), rectum, liver ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/even-moderate-alcohol-use-increases-risk-of-certain-cancers-in-women

Cancer Glossary

... the part of the throat (pharynx) that lies above and behind the soft palate, behind
the structures of the nose. Compare with oropharynx, pharynx. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=n

Cancer Glossary

... the lower part of the pharynx (throat), extending downward from the voice box
to the swallowing tube (esophagus). See also larynx, pharynx. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=l