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May 20, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow's Dad Had Throat Cancer

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Gwyneth Paltrow recently divulged that her father was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998 and eventually passed away in 2002 due to pneumonia complications.

It is unclear exactly what type of throat cancer Mr. Paltrow had, but it could have been anything from tonsil cancer to vocal cord cancer.

Depending on the location, symptoms and physical signs (ie, neck mass) may have been present which ultimately would have required a biopsy. Once the type of cancer has been determined after biopsy, treatment would have included surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.

In any case, the actress credits her dad's cancer diagnosis as a wake-up call to a healthier lifestyle.

Source:
Gwyneth Paltrow; Father's Throat Cancer Diagnosis Encouraged Healthier Diet. Medical Daily 5/20/13

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Dad's Cancer Diagnosis Got Her on Healthy-Eating Track. Eonline 5/17/13
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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