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Winning the Fight Against Throat Cancer

For smokers, the risk of cancer increases each year they remain a smoker.

One area cancer can greatly effect smokers is in the throat, mouth, and lungs.

Cancer detection, cancer operations, and related procedures are a big business. They amount to billions of dollars being spent each year in medical and hospital expenses.

Another booming business is in the area of advancements and equipment to refine medical procedures that make it easier on patients who get cancer. With a growing world wide smoking epidemic those investing in the sickness industry will remain employed and see their investments grow steadily over time.

The Bad News and the Good News

Robotic Throat Cancer ProcedureIt is disappointing to see such high smoking statistics around the world. That is the bad news.

The good news is medical procedures are getting less traumatic (although less is still quite undesirable). Check out what the Mayo Clinic now offers it patients to help them increase their odds that they won’t die from throat cancer.

Although this is good news, just watch this video to learn how shocking good news is.

Robotic Tongue Cancer Surgery-Mayo Clinic

Warning Signs for Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer is a disease that is most often related to the risks of smoking.

Here are three serious warning signs that you should be aware of for esophageal cancer.

If you find yourself experiencing any one of these symptoms immediately visit your doctor and get a full check up.

Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer

  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Painful swallowing, especially when accompanied by hiccups.

Esophageal CancerEsophageal cancer is a serious form of cancer that starts in the inner layer of your esophagus –  the 10-inch long tube that connects your throat and stomach.

The most common symptom of esophageal cancer, usually occurring late in the disease, is difficulty swallowing and a sensation of food getting stuck in your throat or chest.