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Oropharyngeal Cancer

Screening and Tests for Oropharyngeal Cancer

Once a patient or doctor detects the symptoms of throat cancer, screening and tests for oropharyngeal cancer must be conducted to diagnose the condition and the severity of the cancer. Oftentimes bumps, redness and other symptoms can indicate a variety of conditions. Medical screening and diagnosis is the only way to know exactly what is causing the symptoms.

When doctors test for oropharyngeal cancer, these are some of the diagnostic exams commonly used:

  • Biopsy
  • CT or CAT scan
  • Ultrasound/ultrasonography
  • MRI
  • Barium Swallow
  • Endoscopy

If you are at risk for orophrayngeal cancer and notice symptoms, schedule a screening at Florida Hospital today. Early diagnosis increases the likelihood that doctors can treat the condition.