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A 25-year-old female asked:

would a dr ever treat a problem that was not "clinically relevant" but relevant to the patient? e.g. larynx not lethal but important for a singer

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Connie Topliff
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Most certainly: Clinical relevance must take patient's life and values into consideration. However, the needs a a professional vocalist differ from those of someone who sings as a hobby. I'm not sure what concern your question belies?
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: For a singer, they should see an ENT subspecialist who focuses on professional voice users (laryngologist).

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