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Larynx Cancer Symptoms

Oncology doctor showing larynx cancer symptom information to a patient on a tablet computerLarynx cancer symptoms vary significantly from patient to patient and depend on a variety of factors, such as age and the size of the tumor. Additionally, while larynx cancer most commonly originates in the squamous cells that line the vocal cords in the middle of the larynx, it can potentially form in other areas of the upper and lower larynx, which may affect symptoms. A diagnosis of larynx cancer typically requires complex testing, which may include a biopsy, CT scan, MRI, and/or a PET scan, among others. Because of this, patients are usually only diagnosed after already displaying significant signs of the cancer. Therefore, patients experiencing larynx cancer symptoms should receive a thorough examination as quickly as possible.

Common signs include:

  • Persistent coughing
  • Ongoing sore throat
  • Voice changes or hoarseness
  • A lump in the neck
  • Ear pain
  • Difficulty or pain with swallowing

Tampa General Hospital’s ENT oncology specialists provide individualized treatment plans for patients suffering from larynx cancer from a team of physicians that includes surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other cancer specialists. We are committed to providing our patients with the best treatment outcomes, which is why we utilize the most advanced technologies and techniques available.

For a physician referral, please use our Physician Finder tool or call (813) 844-2200.