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What is the treatment for larynx cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Larynx, also called: The voice box, comprises true vocal cords (the glottis), a short subglottis before the trachea and a supraglottis up to the epi-glottis and its functional parts. Treat ranges from laryngectomy (surgery), to radiotherapy alone for glottic, or chemoradiotherapy for supraglottic disease. It is highly curable in most stages.
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leemanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Options: There are many options for laryngeal cancer. There are surgical options that range from minimally invasive to maximally invasive. Radiation therapy +/- chemotherapy is also an option.
Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Depends on stage : Very early laryngeal cancers can be treated with surgery or radiation alone. In advanced stages, surgery with radiation after (+/- chemo) or chemo +radiation upfront are options. The treatment choice depends on several factors such as the stage, anatomy, and patient choice. Your doctor can help you navigate through the various options.

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