Doctors for Vocal Cord Cancer in Paranur, Kanchipuram
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VOCAL CORD CANCER
Vocal cord cancer is very closely linked with a history of smoking. Precancerous lesions may appear as a white or red plaque (called leukoplakia or erythroplakia) on the vocal cord, and indicate that a biopsy or removal of the lesion needs to be done to rule-out the presence of cancer. Symptoms of vocal cord cancer include a sore throat, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice change, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing with associated weight loss, and the appearance of one or more lumps that can be felt in the neck.
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?
Along with surgery, the initial treatment procedures of vocal cord cancer also include radiation and also chemotherapy. Because of high risks of recurrence of cancer, this is a very intensive process that is followed with post-operative care and check up to ensure that the disease does not come back.
DID YOU KNOW?
Vocal Cord Cancer is known to happen in 11% of the population and is not that fatal.