Laser Vocal Cord Cancer


Laser Vocal Cord Cancer

What is Vocal Cord Cancer? 

Vocal cord cancer, most commonly squamous cell carcinoma, can occur in both smokers and non-smokers. Recognizing the symptoms and seeking prompt medical attention is crucial for timely diagnosis and treatment.

Symptoms of Vocal Cord Cancer

Early signs of vocal cord cancer may include hoarseness, voice changes, throat pain, or coughing blood. As the tumor progresses, symptoms can escalate to shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, ear pain, or unexplained weight loss.

State-of-the-Art Diagnosis and Evaluation

At Century ENT, our specialists utilize advanced diagnostic techniques to assess vocal cord cancer. Evaluation begins with a flexible laryngoscopy, where a small camera is inserted through the nose to visualize the vocal cords. To enhance comfort, nasal decongestants or topical anesthetics may be used.

Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art, high-definition imaging technology, ensuring optimal visualization and accurate diagnosis.

    Treatment Options

    If vocal cord cancer is suspected, an operative biopsy may be recommended to confirm the diagnosis. For small early-stage tumors, laser excision is a common treatment approach. Using microscopic visualization and laser precision under general anesthesia, the tumor is removed while preserving surrounding healthy tissue and cutting off the blood supply to the tumor.

    Post-Operative Care and Rehabilitation

    Recovery time following laser excision of vocal cord cancer can vary from a few days to a week. Speech therapy may be recommended to restore vocal quality, minimize scarring, and address potential difficulties.

    Comprehensive Surveillance and Ongoing Support

    At Century ENT, we provide a comprehensive surveillance plan to monitor your progress and ensure optimal outcomes. Our dedicated specialists are available to address any concerns or questions you may have throughout your treatment journey.

    Expert Care

    When it comes to vocal cord cancer, Century ENT offers specialized care and a patient-centered approach. Schedule an appointment with our specialists to discuss your condition in detail, explore treatment options, and benefit from our expertise.

    Trust Century ENT for comprehensive care in vocal cord cancer treatment. Contact us today to take the first step toward restoring your vocal health.

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