When non-surgical treatments cannot ease your symptoms or treat your condition, doctors often recommend surgery to throat cancer patients. Throat cancer refers to a category of conditions including: tonsil cancer, cancer of the larynx (laryngeal cancer), cancer of the pharynx (pharyngeal cancer) and tongue cancer.
The size, stage and location of the tumor will determine the type of surgery that your doctor recommends. There are two main types of throat cancer surgery: open surgery and transoral surgery (through the mouth).
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A base of tongue resection is most often performed to remove tongue base tumors, although your doctor may also recommend it in a variety of other situations. This procedure surgically removes a section of the base of tongue through the mouth.
If you've been diagnosed with laryngeal and hypopharyngeal (includes the base of the tongue and tonsils) cancer, your doctor may recommend a supraglottic laryngectomy. This procedure removes the portion of your larynx above the vocal cords through the mouth.