Life, at the age of 50, is beautiful. You have finally settled in your life, are moving on to retirement, kids have left the nest and overall ready to enjoy the golden periods of one’s life.
But when cancer hits, it can disrupt your life altogether. Not only does it affect you, but it also affects your family and your quality of life. However, we often forget, there are some types of cancer that are easily avoidable if taken a few precaution steps. One such type of cancer is the cancer of the Larynx.
Stages of Larynx Cancer
Laryngeal Cancer or throat Cancer is caused by the development of malignant cells in the tissues of the larynx and affects the vocal cords. During the various stages of Larynx Cancer, cancer cells spread and form a mass of cells called a tumor. The tumor may spread deeper into the larynx, or it may spread to other areas of the body (metastasize).
Risk factors of Larynx Cancer
Most often people above 50 years of age have been found to develop throat cancer and usually, men are more susceptible to it. Although no exact cause of larynx cancer is known, there are certain risk factors that can increase the chances of being affected by it. These include:
What are the early signs of Larynx Cancer?
There are some early signs of Larynx cancer. If one experiences these, they should immediately consult a doctor.
By identifying these early signs of larynx cancer the survival rate can be improved.
Detection of Larynx Cancer:
Detection of Larynx cancer be easily performed via various examinations:
Physical Examination- This is done to check for a sore or lump in other areas of your mouth, throat, and neck.
Treatment of Larynx Cancer:
Treatment for cancer of the larynx can vary. It will depend on the stage of cancer and overall patient health. Treatment options may include:
While the causes of Larynx cancer are still not known, with advanced technology and medications, Larynx cancer is easily treatable. One can overcome it by practicing basic practices and taking good care of their health by avoiding harmful addictions and leading a healthy lifestyle.