Vocal Cord Cancer or laryngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant cells develop in the tissues of the larynx. Most types of Vocal Cord Cancer forms in the squamous cells, which are the thin, flat cells that line the larynx. Symptoms of Vocal Cord Cancer are:
• Sore throat
• Trouble or pain while swallowing
• Ear pain
• Lump in neck or throat
• Change in voice of hoarseness
HOW IS VOCAL CORD CANCER DIAGNOSED?
The following tests and procedures may be used:
• Physical exam of the throat and neck
• MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
• PET scan (positron emission tomography scan)
• Bone scan
• Barium swallow
• CT scan (CAT scan)
HOW IS VOCAL CORD CANCER TREATED?
Treatment of Vocal Cord Cancer is based on the stage of cancer, location of tumor, size of tumor and recurrence. Patients diagnosed with Vocal Cord Cancer should quit smoking and consumption of tobacco products. Radiation and chemotherapy is generally followed for treating Vocal Cord Cancer
DID YOU KNOW?
Excessive smoking and use of tobacco products increases the risk of Vocal Cord Cancer