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Laryngeal Cancer

Laryngeal Cancer - How to prevent?

Laryngeal Cancer - Treatments

How do we treat laryngeal cancers?

All patients will be discussed at the multidisciplinary tumour board where the best recommended treatment options will be detailed. Treatment modality depends on:

  1. Age and general health of the patient
  2. Extent of the laryngeal lesion infiltration
  3. Stage of the cancer
  4. Preservation of voice
  5. Patient’s expectations and preferences

For early stage disease, single modality treatment is considered either with radiotherapy or surgery of the primary laryngeal lesion and the associated nodes in the neck. For more advanced stages, multi-modality treatment is needed, either a combination of chemoradiotherapy or surgery with postoperative radiotherapy, with or without chemotherapy.

Even after completion of treatment of cancer, patients often have to undergo months of rehabilitation due to altered speech and swallowing. Hence, intensive speech and swallowing therapy as well as a regular dietician review is to be expected by our patients.

Laryngeal Cancer - Preparing for surgery

Laryngeal Cancer - Post-surgery care

Laryngeal Cancer - Other Information

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