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Pathophysiology Of Larynx Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Hoarseness +: If the cancer affects the vocal cords, change in voice quality may be an early symptom. Cancer in other parts of the larynx may not produce symptoms in early stages and may become obvious only once it has spread to the local lymph nodes. Other symptoms may include pain the throat, difficulty in swallowing, cough, sensation of choking etc. ...Read more
Depends on:: Survival depends on several factors including how advanced it is (stage), age of patient, other medical problems, and how experienced the hospital is in treating head and neck cancers. ...Read more
Cancer. Laryngitis is inflammation of the voice, usually viral and it causes hoarseness and usually resolves. Laryngeal cancer is usually due to smoking and if not treated in the early stages can cause death. Consult these sites for details.
http://www.Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/larynx. ...Read more
Unknown: We don't know the exact amount of smoking that increases your risk of the many kinds of cancers which are related to smoking but, we do know that non-smokers are far less likely to develop larynx cancer. Consider the risks of cancer, heart disease, amputations and the expense... It's totally worth it to quit. You can get help from a tobacco cessation group or from your physician. ...Read more
Need an examination:
Laryngitis= inflammation of the voice/vocal cords
larynx cancer= malignant tumor of the voice box
Both will make the voice change (hoarse, short of breath, painful or difficult speaking), and only an ent/head and neck surgeon can help you tell the difference between the two. The doctor will slide a slender camers into your nose/mouth and look at the throat. If you smoke, stop immediately... ...Read more
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. ...Read more
1%: About two out of every thousand smokers gets larynx cancer every year. Assuming am averahe smoking lifetime of 50 years, about 1% of smokers well get larynx cancer in their lifetimes. How, more will get cancer of nearby organs, (hypopharynx, oropharynx, nasopharynx, trachea, cervical esophagus, oral cavity and, of course, lung). The risk of smoking should not be underestimated. ...Read more
Depends how stage 4: Laryngeal cancer can be stage 4 in a few different ways. If it is stage 4 because of being locally advanced, or because it involves lymph nodes--then, there is a chance. If it is stage 4 because it has spread to the lungs, then it is extremely unlikely that it will be cured. Even when it has spread to the lungs, it doesn't mean that there is nothing we can do, however. ...Read more
1 is too many: We don't know the answer to your question but, we do know that that laryngeal cancer happens way more often in people who smoke than it does in those who don't. Every cigarette does harm to the body in some way and, with the damage smoking also does to the finances, it's just not worth it in my book. If you were born after 1970, there's no excuse for starting- we know it's harmful... ...Read more
It depends: For larger primary tumors and disease that spreads to the neck you might need dual modality treatment. This means surgery + radiation or radiation + chemotherapy. You will need to have a detailed discussion with your ENT and your oncologist in order to reach an informed decision. There are pros and cons to each treatment option, and they will help you w/ your decision. ...Read more
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Looking forward to going on a trip to the beach with friends this year. Already started getting in shape. Now I've been told I have larynx cancer. How can I explain to them how I got it?
A variety of thing: Depending on your age, laryngeal cancer is usually squamous cell carcinoma. Smoking, increased alcohol use, and even human papilloma viruses are implicated in causation. But, so is radiation in a few cases. In general, though, "cause" is not as easy to be sure about. ...Read more
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No: Or there would be no surviving barber shop quartets. ...Read more
LIving Life: Now, throat cancers can appear in humans who do not smoke. But, singing is in no way a risk for developing throat cancer. ...Read more
What would be the least common causes of hoarse voice in a 22-year-old? My voice isn't raspy oi can clfearly talk so I can't really define hoarseness but if so what is likelyhood of larynx cancer? I don't drink or smoke
Low likelihood: More likely voice abuse with laryngeal nodules. See ENT doctor for visualization exam of your vocal cords. ...Read more
Mom is 78 and had larynx cancer a year ago. Went thru chemo and radiation. Smoking and drinking again. Unidentified "rash" and melanoma? See pics
Not enough history:
The fact that mother is doing smoking is not good but not uncommon. The area of the rash is not clear as the pictures are not available. The rash if around the neck or in the radiation area may well be related to the radiation burns. There is not enough information to say about melanoma is unusual in this setting.
See the oncologist. ...Read more
What are the risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?
Hoarseness: The larynx has two components, extrinsic and intrinsic. When latter is involved the cords contain the lesion and hoarseness is the major symptom. Extrinsic lesions of the box are more complex since invasion into cartilage can minimize response to RT chemo and require partial if not total laryngectomy. Smoking is a major factor. If lesion superficial it can be cured to high extent with RT/chemo ...Read more
Can you tell me the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?
Tobacco use is the major risk factor, hoarseness is a common symptom and treatment is by surgery and radiation. The question is too involved to address all the issues. Please visit this site for more info.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/laryngeal/patient/page1. ...Read more
Can i have cancer of the larynx in 16 years? I never tried cigarettes or any hard liquor, but I have hoarseness for seven months.
No: Unless there is recurrence of the tumor. You should see your physician if you are feeling lumps in the thyroid area. ...Read more
I have LPR reflux. Can this cause cancer in the larynx or throat? What % of people with LPR get larynx/throat cancer?
LPR: There have been reports however not in recent years. Questionable evidence. Very rare as a single factor. ...Read more
Does laryngopharyngeal reflux cause cancer of the larynx or throat? If, so how often does this happen? % of patients who develop cancer from LPR?
No basis: You should not be concerned about this complication. It does not happen!. ...Read more
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