Laryngeal cancer

Common Name(s)

Laryngeal cancer

Laryngeal cancer is a rare form of cancer characterized by abnormal cell growth in the voice box. Cancerous cells in the voice box can lead to impairment in speaking. Additionally, abnormal cell growth in the voice box can easily spread to other parts of the body. Individuals with this disorder may experience symptoms such as breathing problems, fatigue, and higher frequency of illness. This condition can be diagnosed with a physical exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy, which is where a part of the tissue is removed to be looked at under a microscope. Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer. If the cancer has progressed, doctors may suggest patients undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy to destroy cancerous larynx cells.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 184 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effects of SNPs (CYP1B1*2 G355T, CYP1B1*3 C4326G, and CYP2E1*5 G-1293C), smoking, and drinking on susceptibility to laryngeal cancer among Han Chinese.
 

Author(s): Jianhua Jin, Faming Lin, Shiyu Liao, Qiyu Bao, Liyan Ni

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This study was conducted to explore the effects of genetic polymorphisms (CYP1B1*2 G355T, CYP1B1*3 C4326G, and CYP2E1*5 G-1293C) and environmental factors (smoking and drinking) on susceptibility to laryngeal cancer in a Han Chinese study group.

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2014

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Consequences of tumor planning target volume reduction in treatment of T2-T4 laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): Cornelia A J M Vugts, Chris H J Terhaard, Marielle E P Philippens, Frank A Pameijer, Nicolien Kasperts, Cornelis P J Raaijmakers

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Since lymph nodes volumes are generally four times the volume of the primary PTV, the advantage of using tight margins around the primary PTV is not clear. Therefore treatment margins of T2-T4 laryngeal carcinoma for IMRT are generally chosen in such a way that the PTV is comparable ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2014

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The role of narrow band imaging in the detection of recurrent laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer after curative radiotherapy.
 

Author(s): Michal Zabrodsky, Petr Lukes, Eva Lukesova, Jan Boucek, Jan Plzak

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():175398.

 

Narrow band imaging is considered a significant improvement in the possibility of detecting early mucosal lesion of the upper aerodigestive tract. Early detection of mucosal neoplastic lesions is of utmost importance for patients survival. There is evidence that, especially in patients ...

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2014

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The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 17 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Is there a role for intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during high mediastinal lymph node dissection in three-stage oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer?
 

Author(s): George Garas, Babar Kayani, Neil Tolley, Fausto Palazzo, Thanos Athanasiou, Emmanouil Zacharakis

Journal: Int J Surg. 2013 ;11(5):370-3.

 

A best evidence topic was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether there is a role for intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during high mediastinal lymph node dissection in three-stage oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer. A total ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2013

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Human papillomavirus infection and laryngeal cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xiangwei Li, Lei Gao, Huijun Li, Jing Gao, Yu Yang, Feng Zhou, Cong Gao, Mufei Li, Qi Jin

Journal: J. Infect. Dis.. 2013 Feb;207(3):479-88.

 

A number of molecular epidemiological studies have been conducted to explore the association of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with laryngeal cancer. However, the findings are heterogeneous.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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Feasibility of intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy for functional organ preservation in locally advanced laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): Nam P Nguyen, Alexander Chi, Michael Betz, Fabio Almeida, Paul Vos, Rick Davis, Benjamin Slane, Misty Ceizyk, Dave Abraham, Lexie Smith-Raymond, Michelle Stevie, Siyoung Jang, Steven Gelumbauskas, Vincent Vinh-Hung

Journal: PLoS ONE. 2012 ;7(8):e42729.

 

The study aims to assess the feasibility of intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy (IMRT, and IGRT, respectively) for functional preservation in locally advanced laryngeal cancer. A retrospective review of 27 patients undergoing concurrent chemoradiation for locally advanced ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Observational Study of Swallowing Function After Treatment of Advanced Laryngeal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Laryngeal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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Value of Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) Endoscopy in the Early Diagnosis of Laryngeal Cancer and Precancerous Lesions
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Inflammation of Hypopharynx; Hoarseness; Macroscopic Laryngeal Lesions; Histological Confirmation of Dysplasia; Carcinoma in Situ; Invasive Carcinoma of Larynx; Invasive Carcinoma of Hypo Pharynx; Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

 

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2015

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