Can throat cancer at stage 4 be cured?

Not Medical Advice: Yes, with the advanced technology nowadays, there are chances that it can be cured. However, according to the National Cancer Institute, there are certain factors that can affect prognosis and treatment options.

Prognosis (chance of recovery) depends on the following:

The stage of the disease.

The location and size of the tumor.

The grade of the tumor.

The patient's age, gender, and general health, including whether the patient is anemic.

Treatment options depend on the following:

The stage of the disease.

The location and size of the tumor.

Keeping the patient's ability to talk, eat, and breathe as normal as possible.

Whether the cancer has come back (recurred).

Stage 4 laryngeal cancer means that the cancer is large enough to have affected the movement of the vocal cords. It may also have spread to the lymph nodes and possibly to other organs in the body.

Survival rates are often used by doctors as a standard way of discussing a person’s prognosis (outlook). View survival rates based on which part of the larynx the cancer started in (supraglottis, glottis, or subglottis) at the American Cancer Society. The rates are based on the stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis.

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