Laryngeal Cancer is a type of throat cancer that affects the larynx. The larynx is the voice box that contains cartilages and muscles that help you talk. Laryngeal Cancer may damage your voice if not treated properly. Symptoms are:
• Hoarse voice
• Breathing difficulties
• Excessive coughing
• Sore throat
• Ear pain
• Trouble swallowing
• Swelling in neck
• Lumps in neck
• Sudden weight loss
• Coughing up blood
HOW IS LARYNGEAL CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same can be done by an oncology expert who would examine your ear, throat, etc. and do an endoscopy or even bronchoscopy along with biopsy if needed.
HOW IS LARYNGEAL CANCER TREATED?
The main treatments for laryngeal cancer are radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy. Radiotherapy or surgery to remove the cancerous cells from the larynx can often cure laryngeal cancer if it's diagnosed early. If the cancer is advanced, a combination of surgery to remove part or all of the larynx, radiotherapy and chemotherapy can be used.
DID YOU KNOW?
You may lose part of or all of your voice during surgery for treating Laryngeal Cancer