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

Low copy number of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) predicts worse prognosis in early-stage laryngeal cancer patients.
 

Author(s): Siwen Dang, Yiping Qu, Jing Wei, Yuan Shao, Qi Yang, Meiju Ji, Bingyin Shi, Peng Hou

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Alterations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number have been widely reported in various human cancers, and been considered to be an important hallmark of cancers. However, little is known about the value of copy number variations of mtDNA in the prognostic evaluation of laryngeal cancer.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2014

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Laryngeal cancer in Kazakhstan - ethnic, age and gender differences over time.
 

Author(s): Nurbek Igissinov, Vera Zatoskikh, Malcolm Anthony Moore, Saginbek Igissinov, Gulmira Aldiyarova, Gulmira Tokmurziyeva, Saule Valieva, Sholpan Alpeissova, Samal Sarsenova

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.. 2013 ;14(11):7033-8.

 

The purpose of the present study was to provide an assessment of the incidence of cancer of the larynx in Kazakhstan with especial attention to ethnicity and gender, as well as age. The retrospective design covered all new cases of laryngeal cancer in 11 years (1999-2009). The total ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2013

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Occupation and educational inequalities in laryngeal cancer: the use of a job index.
 

Author(s): Irene Santi, Lars Eric Kroll, Andreas Dietz, Heiko Becher, Heribert Ramroth

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Previous studies tried to assess the association between socioeconomic status and laryngeal cancer. Alcohol and tobacco consumption explain already a large part of the social inequalities. Occupational exposures might explain a part of the remaining but the components and pathways ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2013

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The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Transoral laser microsurgery for locally advanced laryngeal cancer.
 

Author(s): Isabel Vilaseca, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen

Journal: Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. ;64(2):140-9.

 

In recent years, surgical treatment of laryngeal cancer has evolved towards transoral resections. Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) combines microscopic control with the precise cutting and coagulation capability that laser equipment has, making it possible to remove laryngeal tumours ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2013

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Resistance Training During Radiation Therapy for Pharyngeal or Laryngeal Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Head and Neck Cancer; Pharyngeal Cancer; Laryngeal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014

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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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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: 13 Aug 2014

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