Hyderabad: Around 1,200 throat cancer patients are added to the list of cancer patients every year in the city. Overall about 12% of all cancers in India are related to the throat, said Dr Umakanth Naik, Consultant Head & Neck Cancer Surgeon, Apollo Cancer Hospital & Founder President, Laryngectomee Society of Apollo Hospitals. He was speaking at the 19th anniversary celebrations of the Laryngectomee Society here on Thursday.
Spurt in new throat cancer cases in city
The rising number of throat cancer is attributed to the indiscriminate use of tobacco in all forms. The Laryngectomee Society of Apollo Hospitals is a voluntary self-help rehabilitation group of cancer survivors who have undergone surgery for the removal of their larynx (voice box) as treatment for advanced cancer of the throat. The Society meets on the second Saturday of every month.