Throat Cancer (also known as Cancer of the Pharynx or Pharyngeal Cancer)
Nasopharyngealx: This cancer originates in the tissues of the upper part of the throat, behind the nose.
Oropharyngeal cancer: This cancer originates in the middle of the throat.
Hypopharyngeal cancer: This cancer originates in the bottom of the throat, above the windpipe.
There is hope, innovation and support available for those with pharyngeal (throat) cancer here at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.Patient Care and Treatment
The Head and Neck Oncology Program follows a team approach to care. Our patients with throat cancer have their situation discussed not only by our head and neck oncologists, but also by team surgeons and pathologists. By having everyone involved, a personalized treatment plan is developed. In most cases, this discussion happens the same day as the appointment.
Research and innovation: The Head and Neck Oncology Program received a Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) grant -- this allows our researchers to explore many different avenues (including stem cell research) to combat this type of cancer. It also means they can quickly move what proves to be successful in the laboratory to patients in the clinic.
Since our program is part of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patients have access to Patient/Family Support Services. To fully understand what this means, please take time to visit the For Cancer Center Patients area of this website. We outline the services available to our patients at every point in their care.
Make an appointment/referralTo make a first time appointment, please call the Patient Care Center at 800-865-1125 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm EST). If you would like to refer a patient, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555. For more information, visit our Make an Appointment web page.
Still have questions?The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.