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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Condition Specific Organizations

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.

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

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 261 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Application of gastric tube interposition by touching laryngeal prominence in postoperative oral cancer patients].
 

Author(s): Guo Huan, Bi Xiaoqin

Journal: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2016 Dec;34(6):617-619.

 

This study explores the application of gastric tube interposition by touching laryngeal prominence in postoperative oral cancer patients.

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2017

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Laryngeal cancer: United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary guidelines.
 

Author(s): T M Jones, M De, B Foran, K Harrington, S Mortimore

Journal: J Laryngol Otol. 2016 May;130(S2):S75-S82.

 

This is the official guideline endorsed by the specialty associations involved in the care of head and neck cancer patients in the UK. Significantly new data have been published on laryngeal cancer management since the last edition of the guidelines. This paper discusses the evidence ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2016

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Up-Regulation of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Enhances Cell Proliferation and Predicts Poor Prognosis in Laryngeal Cancer.
 

Author(s): Chao-Dong Han, Wen-Sheng Ge

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BACKGROUND The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE, CD143) gene plays a crucial role in the pathology of many cancers. Previous studies mostly focused on the gene polymorphism, but the other functions of ACE have rarely been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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

Current understanding of the tumor microenvironment of laryngeal dysplasia and progression to invasive cancer.
 

Author(s): Sumita Trivedi, Clark A Rosen, Robert L Ferris

Journal: Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr;24(2):121-7.

 

This review examines the historical tumor progression genetic model of laryngeal carcinomas, from dysplasia to invasive carcinoma and the role of infiltrating immune and inflammatory cells as contributors to this process.

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 13 Sep 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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Trial of Stereotactic HYpofractionateD RadioAblative (HYDRA) Treatment of Laryngeal Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Malignant Neoplasms of Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs; Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx

 

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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