Laryngeal cancer as the name suggests is a fatal form of cancer or malignant cells that form in the tissues of the larynx. The most common symptoms of this disease include soreness in the throat along with ear pain. Usually people consider to be symptoms of cough and cold and hence the diagnosis is often delayed.
HOW IS LARYNGEAL CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same can be done by an oncology expert who would examine your ear, throat, etc. and do an endoscopy or even bronchoscopy along with biopsy if needed.
HOW IS LARYNGEAL CANCER TREATED?
Treatment depends on the location and size of the tumour. Treatment will involve radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. A laryngectomy is needed for people with severe damage to the larynx.
DID YOU KNOW?
Smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol decrease the effectiveness of treatment for laryngeal cancer. Patients with laryngeal cancer who continue to smoke and drink are less likely to be cured and more likely to develop a second tumor.