Laryngeal Cancer Symptoms
cancer of the larynx can
remain completely asymptomatic for a long period of time, although cancer located in the vocal cords can be
detected early due to presence of a chronic hoarseness. When occur, laryngeal cancer Symptoms depend on the
location of the tumor in the larynx, and their severity tend to vary from one patient to
common for people to have hoarse voice at times; it does not mean it is laryngeal cancer. But if the
hoarseness persists for more than two weeks, it wise to consult a doctor to perform appropriate diagnostic
Although they do not typically indicate the disease, here are some common symptoms indicating the presence of
laryngeal cancer in an individual:
· Bad breath
· Persistent sore
Abnormal voice change
Lump or mass in the neck
which indicates narrowing of the
· Persistent cough, which
can be associated with coughing up blood.
addition to these symptoms, without effective treatment, cancer of the larynx can cause the following
obstruction - the
presence of a tumor or swelling in the airways may block the air passage, thus making breathing
surgical removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue may sometimes cause some distortion of the throat and
neck, or make neck movements more difficult. In case of tracheostomy (opening through the neck into the
groove is generally constant.
after surgery, food of a certain consistency may be difficult to swallow. In addition, radiation therapy may
render it difficult for certain patients to swallow and even chew their food.
(Spread of the cancer) – as
the cancer progress, it can invade other parts of the body to form new tumors, making treatment and survival
of Voice -
surgical removal of the entire larynx makes it almost impossible for the patient to retain a normal voice
transmission. In this case, a rehabilitative method, such as esophageal
voice), electrolarynx (throat
necessary to be used.