Throat cancer affected George Harrison

Known as the ex Beatle less, George Harold Harrison was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997, by smoke in excess. That same year the musician underwent treatment for tumor in the larynx at the hospital Princess Margaret, from Windsor (England).

Two months later, the Cancer it began to expand to other organs, such as the lung. He was intervened in the Mayo Clinic of Rochester (United States) in which a cancerous tumor was removed from that area, because the metastasis (common reaction in cancer) was already beginning in his body. Harrison received chemotherapy, but lost the battle against Cancer on November 29, 2001.

Despite his illness, George Harrison did not stop creating music. He recorded his last song a month before his death: A horse to water, co-written with her son Dhani, and published the same week in which she died with the message: "Love one another".


Throat cancer

According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Head and Neck Cancers, this type of Cancer It occurs more often in people over 50 and men are 10 times more likely than women to develop it.

The people that smoke or drink alcohol in excess are at risk of developing throat cancer . Some of the symptoms of this disease are:

1. Abnormal breath sounds (loud sounds)
2. Constant cough
3. Difficulty swallowing or passing food and drinks
4. Hoarseness that does not improve in 1 or 2 weeks
5. Neck pain
6. Discomfort in the throat, which does not improve, even with the use of antibiotics
7. Swelling or lumps in the neck
8. Unintentional weight loss

It is vital that you go to the specialist, if you get to have several of these symptoms for prolonged periods, to rule out any deadly disease.

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