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 263 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The percentage of iNKT cells among other immune cells at various clinical stages of laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): Janusz Klatka, Ewelina Grywalska, Magdalena Wasiak, Justyna Markowicz, Piotr Trojanowski, Witold Olszański, Jacek Roliński

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Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells constitute a small population of immune cells that share functional and phenotypic characteristics of T lymphocytes and NK cells. Due to their involvement in specific and non-specific immune responses, iNKT cells may represent an important component ...

Last Updated: 16 May 2016

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Efficacy Comparison Between Total Laryngectomy and Nonsurgical Organ-Preservation Modalities in Treatment of Advanced Stage Laryngeal Cancer: A Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Xiaoyuan Fu, Qi Zhou, Xianquan Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(14):e3142.

 

It remains unclear whether the efficacy of nonsurgical organ-preservation modalities (NOP) in the treatment of advanced-stage laryngeal cancer was noninferiority compared with that of total laryngectomy (TL). The objective of this study was to compare the curative effects between ...

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2016

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A Preoperative Nutritional Index for Predicting Cancer-Specific and Overall Survival in Chinese Patients With Laryngeal Cancer: A Retrospective Study.
 

Author(s): Yan Fu, Shu-Wei Chen, Shi-Qi Chen, Dian Ou-Yang, Wei-Wei Liu, Ming Song, An-Kui Yang, Quan Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(11):e2962.

 

Pinato prognostic nutritional index (PNI) adequately predicts long-term outcomes of various malignancies. However, its value in predicting outcomes in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is unknown. All patients newly diagnosed with LSCC presenting to the Department of Head and ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 22 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of microRNAs expression in laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): Xin Yu, Zheng Li

Journal: Oncotarget. 2015 Sep;6(27):23297-305.

 

MicroRNAs (miRs, miRs) is a class of small non-coding RNAs, which posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression. Deregulated miRs are frequently obseved in patients with laryngeal cancer. In addition, numerous studies have showed miRs play significant roles in the pathogenesis of ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 10 Mar 2016

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Combination of Cryosurgey and NK Immunotherapy for Recurrent Laryngeal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Laryngeal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 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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