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Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
 from  787
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
 from  20469
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
 from  5518

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
1912
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
37748
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
18126

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
1969
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
36163
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
17163

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
2746
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
29798
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
16218

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
3566
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
29894
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
20486

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
2832
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
29875
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
15800

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
3187
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
29669
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
17927

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
1814
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
35741
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
17108

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
3982
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
37762
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
23614

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
2820
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
29610
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
15873

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
3026
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
29851
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
17737

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
2791
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
29766
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
15970

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
1929
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
35901
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
16692

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
3000
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
29688
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
18103

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
2660
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
36050
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
14906

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
3110
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
38205
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
17643

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostic tests for oropharyngeal cancer
0
Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer
0
Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
0
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About the disease

Oropharyngeal cancer develops in the oral cavity, which includes the lips, mouth, tongue, palate, gums and floor of the mouth. In 90% of all cases of this disease, cancer first develops in the lining of the mouth. Sometimes, malignant cells start to grow in the throat. According to Cancer.Net, the 5-year survival rate for oropharyngeal cancer is approximately 63% and the 10-year survival rate is around 52%.

The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the better your chances are for recovery. For instance, people who have been diagnosed at the first stage of this disease have an 83% chance of recovery, which is very high. Oropharyngeal cancer is believed to be mostly caused by tobacco and alcohol consumption. For instance, 85% of people diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer have been reported to be smokers. Chewing tobacco is especially dangerous in this case, as it irritates the tissue of the cheeks and gums. Oropharyngeal cancer can also be caused by frequent sun exposure, poor hygiene habits and a genetic predisposition. People with the HPV virus are especially at risk. Oropharyngeal cancer is most common in men over 45-50 years of age.   

Symptoms

  • Sores on the mouth or gums, which do not heal over time
  • A lump on the neck or inside the mouth. Sometimes the lump can be felt in the throat or cheeks.
  • Changes in the voice, such as permanent hoarseness
  • Bleeding in the mouth
  • Pain when eating or swallowing
  • Weight loss

Diagnosis

  • A physical examination allows the doctor to see if there are strange lumps or sores in the patient’s throat or on the tongue.
  • An X-ray of the mouth and neck can be used to look for a strange mass, which could be malignant.
  • An endoscopy is the examination of the neck and throat with a small tube. This can be used to investigate any changes in tissue that could be related to cancer.
  • A biopsy to remove a tissue sample may also be performed, so that cells may be examined under a microscope.

Treatment

  • Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used before or after surgery to shrink the tumor and kill as many malignant cells as possible.
  • Surgical treatment aims to remove the tumor and the surrounding tissue. Depending on the location and stage of the cancer, the surgeon may also need to remove the larynx, part of the tongue or the hard palate. Following this type of surgery, the patient will likely undergo reconstructive surgery, which will enable them to eat and speak again. 

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko




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