If you were diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, the first thing you need to remember is that it is curable. The moment you notice symptoms of this disease, book an appointment with your doctor.
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Laryngeal cancer is a tumor, which primarily forms in larynx tissues. In most case men from 40 to 70 years old get laryngeal cancer; only 8 of 100 women can get laryngeal cancer.
According to researchers from Sanford Health and Chronix Biomedical whose article was published in News Medical (medical journal) they detected exact mutations and chromosomes that can trigger laryngeal cancer. It turns out that certain viruses are responsible for developing laryngeal cancer. This type of cancer can also be triggered by a number of larynx diseases, which are called precancerous. Sometimes even a sore throat, that disturbed the patient for a long time, can result in growth of cancerous cells.
Symptoms of laryngeal cancer depend on the location of neoplastic cells. First laryngeal cancer symptoms are the changes in the voice tone. The person`s voice becomes rough and hoarse. Hoarseness is often percepted as a simple cold.
As the hoarseness becomes more and more severe, the patient gradually can speak only in whisper. Also the shortness of breath develops. In more advanced stages, the patient experiences pain while swallowing.
Other symptoms of laryngeal cancer are:
More progressed signs of laryngeal cancer include:
There are different laryngeal cancer treatment options. Main options include radiation, laser resection and larynx resection with tracheostoma placement.