Doctors for Vocal Cord Cancer in Mahipalpur, Delhi
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VOCAL CORD CANCER
The term Vocal Cord Cancer is used for defining the type of cancer that affects your vocal cords and it is also known as Throat Cancer or even pharyngeal cancer or laryngeal cancer. People who have the same would have issues related to their voice. Common signs here include a sudden change of voice, trouble in swallowing food, constant need to clear throat, coughing up blood, swollen lymph nodes and pain in the ear.
HOW IS VOCAL CORD CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is made by the doctor on the basis of a medical history, physical examination, and special investigations which may include a chest x-ray, CT or MRI scans, and tissue biopsy. The examination of the larynx requires some expertise, which may require specialist referral.
HOW IS VOCAL CORD CANCER TREATED?
Most of the time, the treatment of vocal cord cancer is based on its stage – how far it has spread in the body. But other factors, such as your overall health, may also affect treatment options. Surgery for these tumors is almost always complete removal of the larynx (total laryngectomy), but a small portion of these cancers may still be treated by partial laryngectomy. Some patients with small tumors may get radiation as their main treatment. The cancer is assessed again after the treatment is complete and if there is any cancer remaining, surgery is done.
DID YOU KNOW?
Excessive smoking and use of tobacco products increases the risk of Vocal Cord Cancer