hypopharyngeal cancer

Cancer that forms in tissues of the hypopharynx (the bottom part of the throat). The most common type is squamous cell carcinoma (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the hypopharynx).

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  • Hypopharyngeal cancer — is a disease in which malignant cells grow in the hypopharynx (the area where the larynx and esophagus meet). [http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/pdq/treatment/hypopharyngeal/patient/ National Cancer Institute. General Information About… …   Wikipedia

  • stage III hypopharyngeal cancer — In stage III hypopharyngeal cancer the tumor is (1) found only in one area of the hypopharynx and is 2 centimeters or smaller; cancer has also spread to a single lymph node on the same side of the neck and the lymph node is 3 centimeters or… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IVA hypopharyngeal cancer — Stage IV hypopharyngeal cancer is divided into stages IVA, IVB, and IVC. In stage IVA, the tumor is (1) any size and has spread to nearby soft tissue, connective tissue, the thyroid, or the esophagus; cancer may be found either in one lymph node… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IVC hypopharyngeal cancer — Stage IV hypopharyngeal cancer is divided into stages IVA, IVB, and IVC. In stage IVC, cancer has spread beyond the hypopharynx to other parts of the body …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IVB hypopharyngeal cancer — Stage IV hypopharyngeal cancer is divided into stages IVA, IVB, and IVC. In stage IVB, the tumor either (1) has spread to nearby soft tissue, connective tissue, blood vessels, the thyroid, or the esophagus, and may have spread to lymph nodes of… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage I hypopharyngeal cancer — The tumor is found only in one area of the hypopharynx and is 2 centimeters or smaller …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II hypopharyngeal cancer — The tumor is either (1) larger than 2 centimeters but not larger than 4 centimeters and has not spread to the larynx (voice box); or (2) found in more than one area of the hypopharynx or in nearby tissues …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage 0 hypopharyngeal carcinoma in situ — Abnormal cells are found in the lining of the hypopharynx. These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • List of cancer types — This is a list of cancer types, ordered alphabetically.A*Acute lymphoblastic leukemia *Acute myeloid leukemia *Adrenocortical carcinoma *AIDS related cancers *AIDS related lymphoma *Anal cancer *Appendix cancer *Astrocytoma, childhood cerebellar… …   Wikipedia

  • Head and neck cancer — The common carcinomas of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx as well as other tumors that affect the head and neck. These include: {{}}Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer Lip and oral cavity cancer Nasopharyngeal cancer Oropharyngeal cancer… …   Medical dictionary


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