NCIS Actor, Miguel Ferrer Dies From Throat Cancer

Miguel Ferrer, who starred on CBS’S NCIS: Los Angeles died of throat cancer on Thursday at the age of 61. Throat cancer is relatively uncommon to other cancers, but it has been linked to smoking and drinking.

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There are several types of throat cancers, but the two primary types are:

Squamous cell carcinoma: Throat cancer of the flat cells lining the throat. It’s the most common throat cancer in the United States.

Adenocarcinoma: Throat cancer of the glandular cells. This type of laryngeal cancer is rare.

Common signs and symptoms of throat cancer can include:

-A change in your voice

-Trouble swallowing (dysphagia)

-Weight loss

-Sore throat

-Constant need to clear your throat

-Persistent cough (may cough up blood)

-Swollen lymph nodes in the neck


-Ear pain