Throat cancer is a general term that describes several different types of cancer. Understanding the different parts and what they do helps you to understand more about the cancers that affect this part of the body. Throat cancers could be in one of two main areas that doctors call the:
head and neck
Cancers are treated according to where they started and the type of cell they started from. You can ask your doctor or nurse to write the exact name of your cancer down for you, if you are unsure.
Watch our 2 minute video to find out more about the different parts of the throat.
Find out about the different types of throat and mouth cancer here: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/head-neck-cancer/throat