Doctors for Vocal Cord Cancer in Anakaputhur, Kanchipuram
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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 of Vocal Cord Cancer aims at determining the cause and stage of cancer. Physical examination of the throat and neck and the insides of the mouth is conducted by an oncologist. Biopsy of the throat tissues is performed to confirm diagnosis. Laryngoscopy and endoscopy are also performed to view internal organs. A CT scan of the body is performed to check if the cancer has spread to other parts.
HOW IS VOCAL CORD CANCER TREATED?
Treatment procedures of vocal cord cancer can be surgery or use of radiation and also chemotherapy. The process is a very intensive one that is followed with post-operative care and check up to ensure that the disease does not come back. PET scans are done to.
DID YOU KNOW?
Excessive smoking and use of tobacco products increases the risk of Vocal Cord Cancer