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What is the treatment for larynx cancer?

What is the treatment for larynx cancer?

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

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Larynx (Definition)

The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing ...Read more


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What are the risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?

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

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Can you tell me the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?

Can you tell me the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and life expectancy of someone with cancer of the larynx?

See below: 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

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Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Are there good treatments for spasticity in ms?

Yes: Both drug and non-drug approaches can be very helpful. Physical therapy can direct you in helpful stretching exercises. Medications such as tizanidine, baclofen, clonazepam, diazepam have all been used to address the mechanisms of spasticity. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for posterior wall laryngeal edema?

What is the most effective treatment for posterior wall laryngeal edema?

Often requires emerg: Emergency care if breathing is compromised. For this reason steroids are usually given. On the other hand if you mean in the context of "a mild cold".... trilosate liquid as a spray. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any surgical treatment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy?

Please let me know if there is any surgical treatment for spasticity due to cervical myelopathy?

There are surgical: Options, such as tendon transfers. There are physicians at tgh that I know can do this. However, this will not correct the myelopathy, it will only ease the pain from the spasticity. It may not improve function as well. Have you tried Botox injections? They are very useful with spasticity of you have not tried yet. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience burning in your throat 3 weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?

Is it normal to experience burning in your throat 3 weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?

Definitely, yes: You have received and intensive treatment to your larynx and by default your entire throat is affected. There is inflammation of the mucous membranes or mucositis causing thick, tenacious mucus and alot of soreness. Follow your ENT and radiation oncologists recommendations on how to help this. However, there will be weeks of soreness as it heals. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience burning in your throat several weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?

Is it normal to experience burning in your throat several weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?

Maybe: Throat irritation after radiation can last for a while. It may also be related to acid reflux. Obviously, this should be followed by an ENT who can visualize your larynx with an endoscope. ...Read more

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Is laryngeal sensory neuropathy reversible? Constant cough and burning throat one side. Hurts to talk. Homeopathic treatments?

Is laryngeal sensory neuropathy reversible? Constant cough and burning throat one side. Hurts to talk. Homeopathic treatments?

Riiiiii-co-laaaaaa!!: Where'd you hear about that?? First, and most importantly, it is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means most or all other possible causes of a chronic cough must be investigated. Assuming that, then you need the care of a specialist in this area. They might try certain medications and/or some Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. But you need to have coughed for over, say, six months for the workup to begin ...Read more

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I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. But also have neck grinding noise. What is that?

I got into an accident and it caused a mild whiplash which has lead to some spasming in my neck. But also have neck grinding noise. What is that?

If there is some de-: -generation present or even ligament injury, there is noise made with motion. And you hear this because sound is transmitted through a solid (bone) even better than a liquid, both of which are much better than air. When I listen with a stethoscope, I am not able 2 hear the noises people hear when moving their neck. ...Read more

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I've a MS spasm in my neck & rt. Shoulder 1 d. After I had a blow to my mandible...My cx X-ray shows no abnormalites, what 's the diagnosis&treatment?

I've a MS spasm in my neck & rt. Shoulder 1 d. After I had a blow to my mandible...My cx X-ray shows no abnormalites, what 's the diagnosis&treatment?

Muscle spasm: After a blunt trauma to head or neck a spasm of the muscles of the head, neck, face and jaws is not uncommon...Especially in individuals who clench or grind their teeth. Confirm this with your oral surgeon. Usually treat with cold compresses at first followed by warm, soft diet and avoid caffeine. Muscle relaxants and nsaid's are also advised. If no improvement, a soft mandib orthotic and botox. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a neck muscle spasm?

What is the best treatment for a neck muscle spasm?

Heat, etc: Neck muscle spasms generally respond best w/ heat, massage and possibly a muscle relaxant. Nsaids might be helpful temporarily. If they perist I would encourage u to see your pcp or ors for evaluation and the reason why your spasms are occurring. ...Read more

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What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw. It was not heart.?

What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw. It was not heart.?

Central chest pain: As described at the reported age a cardiac cause is primary concern;go to the nearest A&E/ER department now. ...Read more

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How long does it take for neck strain & associated muscle spasms/pain to go away completely? What are the best/fastest methods of treatment?

How long does it take for neck strain & associated muscle spasms/pain to go away completely? What are the best/fastest methods of treatment?

Results vary: Assuming no other structural injuries I use 80% Better in 6 weeks as a rule of thumb, reduce stress and massage no treatment is superior they are all equal to time alone ...Read more

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Spasming in my neck accompanied by a sore throat means what?

Spasming in my neck accompanied by a sore throat means what?

Nonspecific: These symptoms do not point to a single diagnosis. Could be infectious (such as a cold), or primary muscle spasm. Best to see your primary care if persistent, or progressive. The more severe the symptoms, the more urgent the problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more