What kind of tumor did Sigmund Freud have



Sigmund Freud, the famous neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, suffered from a malignant oropharyngeal cancer, specifically a squamous cell carcinoma of the jaw, which is a type of cancer that arises from the squamous cells lining the mouth and throat.

Freud was a heavy cigar smoker, which likely contributed to the development of his cancer. He was first diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in 1923 and underwent multiple surgeries over the years to try to manage the disease. Despite the surgical interventions, Freud continued to suffer from the condition, which caused him significant pain and discomfort.

Throughout his battle with cancer, Freud also underwent numerous prosthetic adjustments to his jaw to help him speak and eat, as the surgeries had caused considerable disfigurement and functional impairment. His suffering from the cancer and the multiple operations significantly impacted his life and work.

Freud’s case is historically notable as it highlights the risks of tobacco use and the challenges faced in the management of head and neck cancers in the early 20th century, long before the advent of modern surgical techniques, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

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