Larynx the so-called Adam’s voice or apple box is that part of us that produces sounds. The Larynx contains vocal lances, Epiglottine, a leafy cardio-shaped leaf in the upper part of the larynx, which protects the air from foods or spas, to go towards the trachea.
Larry’s cancer has the highest incidence in men than in women, but in recent years there is a growing tendency in women as a result of rising consumption of tobacco in this part of the population.
Causes of laryngitis’s cancer.
The exact cause of laryngitis’ cancer is unknown but as a risk factor can be included:
• Tobacco: The risk of laryngitis’s cancer increases by more than 30 times for smokers.
• Reflux-Gastro-oesophageal (GERD): Although not fully proven, studies indicate that long-term irritation from GERD is associated with increased chances of laryngitis’s cancer.
• Human papillomavirus (HPV)
• Race: Larry Cancer is twice as common in Africans as Caucasians.
• Gender: Most common in men than women.
• Age: Most visited between the ages of 50 – 75 years.
• Weak immune system:
• Exposure toxic
• Increased use of voice: People who use their excess voice, such as singers, are prone to create polyps that can become cancerous.
Symptoms of laryngitis’s cancer.
Cancer in the vocal lances is easily diagnosable as one of the symptoms is the tingling, which if not leave within two weeks there is a need for more detailed control
Symptoms in other parts of laryngitis can be:
• Long lasting
• Persistent throat pain
• Difficulty in breathing or feeling that something has stuck in the throat
• Mass in the neck or throat
• With blood
Diagnosing laryngitis’s cancer
If cancer is suspected, the doctor will take the anamnesis, including information on smoking or alcohol consumption. After physical examination, several tests are performed:
• Video-Laryngoscopy: Used to diagnose tumors or polyps in larynx, mouth, tongue or neck.
• Computerized Tomography (CT)
• Mental Resonance (MRI)
• X-ray of the chest: a test that is made to see if the tumor is spread in the pulmonary arteries.
• PET scan: This test serves to determine the extent of the tumor spread in the neck, as well as to identify any new area of proliferation.
• Biopsy: Taking a small amount of tumor tissue for examination purposes.).
The diagnosis includes the definition of the stage in which the tumor is located, stage 0, stage 1 and 2, stage 3 and 4, or recurrence.
Treatment of Larry’s cancer.
Like most of the tumor measures, and treatment of laryngitis’s cancer include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or combined treatments. The decision on which therapy will be followed is determined by the tumor mass stage as well as where it is exactly where it is located.