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The total incidence of mouth, lip and pharyngeal cancers in England and Wales is approximately 3,600 cases per annum.

Clinical features of hypopharyngeal cancer:

  • dysphagia 80%
  • otalgia 60-70%
  • hoarseness 50%


  • (1) Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer (April 2000). NHS Executive.

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