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?
The following tests and procedures may be used:
• Physical exam of the throat and neck
• CT scan (CAT scan)
• PET scan (positron emission tomography scan)
• Bone scan
• Barium swallow
HOW IS LARYNGEAL CANCER TREATED?
The treatment of Laryngeal Cancer depends upon the extent/stage of this disease and in most cases, Laryngeal Cancer is treated with radiation therapy to kill the remaining cancer cells in the body. Also, chemotherapy is also performed at a later stage of this cancer.
DID YOU KNOW?
Use of tobacco products and drinking too much alcohol can increase the risk of laryngeal cancer.