Early Symptoms of Laryngeal Cancer

Early symptoms of laryngeal cancer

Symptoms of early laryngeal cancer vary from person to person, but there are some common symptoms. These symptoms include: loss of swallowing function, dry mucous membranes in the oropharynx and nasopharynx, changes in voice quality and weight loss.

Weight loss

During early stages of laryngeal cancer, doctors often recommend treatment in the form of surgery. During the more advanced stages, doctors may recommend a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

There are several symptoms of laryngeal cancer, and weight loss is one of the most common. Unintentional weight loss may indicate that the underlying cancer has grown larger or that it is causing other symptoms, such as breathing difficulties.

Laryngeal cancers that have not spread to nearby lymph nodes are the least dangerous types of cancer. If the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, the survival rate will greatly decrease.

Changes in voice quality

During treatment for early glottic cancer, changes in voice quality have been reported. These changes occur after radiation therapy. Radiation can irritate the larynx and vocal folds, which may affect voice quality. It can also cause fibrosis. It is important to have good voice quality as soon as possible after treatment.

During treatment for advanced head and neck cancer, voice quality is rarely evaluated. This is because studies on voice therapy are rare. However, voice therapy can replace unhealthy vocal habits and improve voice quality. Voice therapy incorporates auditory, proprioceptive and visual feedback. It is typically administered six to fourteen times over a period of 30 to 40 minutes.

Dry mucous membranes in the oropharynx and nasopharynx

Throat cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the larynx and throat. This cancer can occur at any age. It is most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 50. Symptoms may include hoarseness, cough, ear pain, and trouble swallowing. It is also known to cause a stuffy nose, headaches, and swollen lymph nodes.

Mucous dysfunction is a common occurrence in virtually all inflammatory airway diseases. Mucus is a thin, gel-like substance that is secreted by cells on the epithelia of the mucosal surface. When there is mucus dysfunction, it is less easily cleared and accumulates, leaving the lungs susceptible to injury.

Loss of swallowing function

During the early stages of laryngeal cancer, loss of swallowing function is a common symptom. This is because the tumor can cause an obstruction in the airway. This can lead to noisy breathing and a hoarse voice. In order to help the patient recover, the doctor may prescribe an antireflux regimen. It may also include speech therapy.

There are a number of reasons why dysphagia develops. It can be due to neurological dysfunction or structural problems. These issues can be temporary or permanent.

Late complications of radiation therapy

Despite their effectiveness in controlling early-stage laryngeal cancers, radiation therapy and other forms of treatment for this disease pose a number of long-term problems. Radiation-induced toxicity is a major problem, because it can lead to tissue fibrosis, hypomobility of laryngeal subsites, and a decreased quality of life.

The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that are associated with poor functional outcome after laryngeal cancer treatment. This study also includes long-term sequelae and functional outcomes at the last follow-up.