Laryngeal Cancer is the cancer that develops in the larynx (also known as the voice box). The most common symptoms include hoarseness, sore throat, lump in the neck, bad breath, difficulty in swallowing and stridor (harsh and grating quality in the sounds uttered). The most important factor, which accelerates the chances of laryngeal cancer in a person is smoking. Chest x-ray, tissue biopsy and CT or MRI scans can help in diagnosing this chronic disease. In order to treat laryngeal cancer, surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation can be carried out.
HOW IS LARYNGEAL CANCER DIAGNOSED?
The risk of being diagnosed with laryngeal cancer increases by 20 times in a smoker.