Nick Ashford died of throat cancer

The composer Nick Ashford , who suffered from cancer of the throat , died at 70 years of age, in a hospital in New York, said his representative and friend Liz Rosenberg to The Associated Press.

Ashford , next to his wife Valerie Simpson , was the author of great musical successes, such as Is not No Mountain Enough Y I'm Every Woman.

Nick Ashford fought against Cancer and was treated for this disease by means of radiotherapy . However, he lost his life. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

What is throat cancer?

The Cancer originates from cells normal in the body, which are divided irregularly and without control. Generally, the cells divide in a regulated manner, but when they continue to divide, a mass is formed. tissue call neoplasia or tumor .

There are different types of Cancer They can develop in almost any organ or tissue, such as the lung, colon, sinuses, skin, bones or nervous tissue. Cancer of throat is a disease that occurs in the hollow tube that goes from behind the nose and mouth, down the neck and reaches the entrance of the esophagus and trachea.


  1. Breathing problems and abnormal breath sounds (garish)
  2. Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue
  3. Cough
  4. Expectoration with blood
  5. Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  6. Hoarseness or changes in the voice
  7. Neck pain and swelling

Other characteristics of this disease are: frequent irritation, headache, loss of appetite and, consequently, excessive weight loss.

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