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

Co-expression of perforin and granzyme B genes induces apoptosis and inhibits the tumorigenicity of laryngeal cancer cell line Hep-2.
 

Author(s): Xiu-Ying Li, Zhi Li, Gui-Jie An, Sha Liu, Yan-Dong Lai

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Granzyme B and perforin, two of the most important components, have shown anticancer properties in various cancers, but their effects in laryngeal cancer remain unexplored. Here we decided to examine the effects of Granzyme B and perforin in Hep-2 cells and clarify the role of perforin ...

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2014

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Avoidance of false-positive findings on ¹⁸F-FDG-PET/CT using PET/ultrasound fusion: displaced laryngeal silicone implant versus recurrent cancer.
 

Author(s): Martin Freesmeyer, Thomas Winkens, Robert Drescher

Journal: Jpn. J. Clin. Oncol.. 2014 Apr;44(4):397.

 

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2014

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Using NU-KNIT® for hemostasis around recurrent laryngeal nerve during transthoracic esophagectomy with lymphadenectomy for esophageal cancer.
 

Author(s): Yasushi Rino, Norio Yukawa, Tsutomu Sato, Naoto Yamamoto, Hiroshi Tamagawa, Shinichi Hasegawa, Takashi Oshima, Takaki Yoshikawa, Munetaka Masuda, Toshio Imada

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We thought that using electrocautery for hemostasis caused recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy. We reflected the prolonged use of electrocautery and employed NU-KNIT® to achieve hemostasis nearby the recurrent laryngeal nerve. We assessed that using NU-KNIT® hemostasis prevented or ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2014

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The terms "Laryngeal cancer" returned 15 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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Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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