Following a diagnosis of hypopharyngeal cancer, your cancer care team will discuss the treatment options including the possibility of participating in a clinical trial that is suitable for you. This is also a good time to consider if you would like a second opinion.
The most suitable treatment of hypopharyngeal cancer depends on many things including:
size and location of the cancer
whether the cancer has spread
personal factors (e.g. age, general health and treatment history)
types of treatment available (and whether any clinical trials are available)
your preferences for treatment.
There are two treatment options for hypopharyngeal cancer: