hypopharynx

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The bottom part of the throat. Cancer of the hypopharynx is also known as hypopharyngeal cancer.

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Hypopharyngeal cancer forms in the tissues of the hypopharynx (the bottom part of the throat)

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Hypopharyngeal cancer forms in the tissues of the hypopharynx (the bottom part of the throat). It may spread to nearby tissues or to cartilage around the thyroid or trachea, the bone under the tongue (hyoid bone), the thyroid, the trachea, the larynx, (more...)