Vocal Cord Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of vocal cord cancer depend on where in the larynx the tumour is located. Cancer on the vocal cords can often be detected premature because the main symptom is hoarseness. Most individual go hoarse from time to time, but if the hoarseness does not go away in two weeks, it must be checked.

Vocal cord cancer symptoms that the cancer has spread or is occurring in another part of the larynx include:

  • Ear pain
  • A cough that doesn't go away
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Coughing up of blood
  • A lump or mass in the neck or throat
  • Breathing difficulties, or feeling that something is catching in the throat

The objective of Vocal Cord Nodules Treatment is to completely get rid of the cancer and stop it from spreading to other parts of the body. When the tumor is small, either surgery or radiation therapy alone can be utilized to get rid of the tumor.

When the tumor is bigger or has increase to lymph nodes in the neck, a combination of radiation and chemotherapy is often used to save the voice box (vocal cords). If this is not possible, the voice box is removed. This surgery is called laryngectomy.