- Rakesh Roshan with squamous cell carcinoma in the neck
- It is a malignant tumor of the neck, especially in people who smoke
- It concerns the voice of a human being, the vocal city as well as the epiglottis
. Hrithik Roshan recently shared an emotional Instagram post in which he spoke about the health of his father Rakesh Roshan. The experienced actor and director was diagnosed with an early squamous cell carcinoma in the neck. In the post, Hrithik Roshan mentioned that despite the severity of the illness, Rakesh Roshan remained positive and fit when he went to the gym.
What is a squamous cell carcinoma of the neck?
Squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsils or pharynx Cancer is a part of the cancers of the head and neck. Cervical cancer is a malignant tumor of the neck that occurs in many cases and in smokers. It concerns the voice of a person, the voice city and the epiglottis (regulates the passage of air in the throat). Affected are above all people between the ages of 50 and 70 years.
Symptoms of throat cancer
The most common signs and symptoms of throat cancer include:
- Weight loss
- Sore throat
- Change in voice or hoarseness  Feeling of a lump in the throat
- Difficulty swallowing and chewing  Continuous cough
- Ear pain
- Swollen jaw
- Abnormal breathing sounds
- Swelling air
Causes and risk factors
Types of throat cancer
The two main types of laryngeal cancer include:  Pharyngeal Carcinoma: It begins in your pharynx. The other subtypes of cancer in pharyngeal carcinoma are hypopharyngeal carcinoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and oropharyngeal carcinoma.
Laryngeal Carcinoma: It is a tumor in the larynx and in the voice chamber. Larynx holds your vocal cords.
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Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff January 8, 2019