The Laryngeal Cancer or the cancer of the larynx is a condition when malignant cancer cells form on the tissues of the larynx. The symptoms of the condition depend on the location of the tumour and its size. The symptoms begin with hoarseness in voice, lump in the neck, sore throat, persistent cough, bad breath and difficulty in swallowing.
HOW IS LARYNGEAL CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Laryngeal Cancer begins with evaluation of medical history by the oncologist. The first test performed to confirm Laryngeal Cancer is laryngoscopy. Biopsy of the affected tissue may be sent for testing. A MRI or a CT scan helps evaluate the extent to which the cancer has spread.
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?
There is a chance that one could lose their voice or hearing power could be affected because of the surgery or related treatments.