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Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Conditions Related to Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Even with successful treatment, patients with a history of throat cancer have a higher risk of developing related conditions to hypopharyngeal cancer. Head and neck cancers can develop due to radiation treatment used to kill the hypopharyngeal cancer cells.

Patients should undergo a follow-up exam for recurrence or related conditions to hypopharyngeal cancer following this schedule unless your doctor advises otherwise:

  • Once per month for the first year after remission
  • Every two months for the second year after remission
  • Every three months in the third year after remission
  • Every six months for the fourth year and beyond.

Early diagnosis of a second or recurring cancer can improve a doctor’s ability to treat the condition—especially since some treatments cannot be repeated once used during the first round of cancer. 

Locations for Hypopharyngeal Cancer