Vocal cord cancer or laryngeal cancer is caused by the development of malignant cells in the tissues of the larynx. A sore throat, lump in the throat, a change of voice and pain in the ears are the symptoms that develop at an earlier stage. In most cases laryngeal cancers develop in the squamous cells, lining the inner walls of the larynx. Precancerous lesions often appear in the form of red or white plaque on the surface of the larynx. Removal of these lesions can reduce the risk of malignancy in the future.
HOW IS VOCAL CORD CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Tests that examine the neck or throat are used to detect vocal cord cancers.