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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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Laryngeal cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

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Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 241 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of T3 laryngeal cancer in the Netherlands: a national survey.
 

Author(s): Patricia Doornaert, Chris H J Terhaard, Johannes H Kaanders,

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Treatment strategies for T3 laryngeal carcinoma include radiotherapy (RT) with or without chemotherapy (CT) and sometimes surgery. We conducted a national survey to determine how T3 laryngeal carcinoma is currently being managed in the Netherlands.

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2015

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iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic analysis on S100 calcium binding protein A2 in metastasis of laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): Cong Zha, Xue Hua Jiang, Shi Fang Peng

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Laryngeal cancer is the most frequent neoplasm in the head and neck region, with the vast majority of tumors originating from squamous cells. The survival rate of patients with laryngeal cancer has not improved substantially over the past 25 years. To acquire further knowledge regarding ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2015

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MAP17 (PDZKIP1) as a novel prognostic biomarker for laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): María-José de Miguel-Luken, Manuel Chaves-Conde, Verónica de Miguel-Luken, Sandra Muñoz-Galván, José Luis López-Guerra, Juan C Mateos, Jerónimo Pachón, David Chinchón, Vladimir Suarez, Amancio Carnero

Journal: Oncotarget. 2015 May;6(14):12625-36.

 

Larynx cancer organ preservation treatments with chemo and radiotherapy have substantially improved laryngoesophageal dysfunction-free survival. However, both of them lead to a high incidence of acute and chronic toxicities and a significant number of patients relapse. To date, there ...

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2015

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The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tea and coffee consumption and risk of laryngeal cancer: a systematic review meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jiangbo Chen, Shuo Long

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Tea and coffee are the most commonly consumed beverages in the worldwide. The relationship between tea and coffee consumption on the risk of laryngeal cancer was still unclear.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 10 Mar 2016

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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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HYpofractionateD RadioAblative (HYDRA) Treatment of Advanced Laryngeal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx

 

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2016

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