An estimated 12,500 Americans develop larynx cancer every year. To lower your risk for complications, Head & Neck Cancer Center of Texas provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in-office at their locations in Fort Worth, Texas. Cancer expert Yadro Ducic, MD, FACS, specializes in providing customized care plans to destroy cancer cells in the larynx and nearby lymph nodes. Call the nearest office to schedule a larynx cancer evaluation or book a consultation online today.
Your larynx (voice box) is an organ in your neck that plays a role in speaking, breathing, and swallowing. Larynx cancer develops when cells divide abnormally in the lining of the larynx or in the deeper muscle or cartilage tissue.
Your risk for larynx cancer can increase as you get older, especially if you’re aged 55 or older. Men are more likely to develop this type of cancer than women. Other risk factors for larynx cancer include exposure to environmental toxins, like asbestos and wood dust, and human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.
Head & Neck Cancer Center of Texas provides comprehensive care for larynx cancer, including in-office diagnostic testing and customized treatment plans. Dr. Ducic focuses on protecting the health and function of your larynx and preventing cancerous cells from spreading.
Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Head & Neck Cancer Center of Texas for larynx cancer if you experience persistent symptoms like:
Dr. Ducic completes a physical exam and may also order X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests to identify cancerous tissue in your larynx. He can also remove a tissue sample (biopsy) to check it for cancer under a microscope.
Based on how advanced the cancer is (stage) and the severity of your symptoms, Dr. Ducic tailors a treatment plan to address your needs.
Treating early-stage larynx cancer may initially involve surgery to remove cancerous tissue or tumors to prevent the cancer from spreading.
If you have advanced cancer, Dr. Ducic may initially recommend radiation or chemotherapy to destroy cancerous cells. He may perform surgery to remove tumors and nearby lymph nodes only when other therapies don’t provide satisfactory results.
Dr. Ducic can also complete reconstruction surgery. When there’s not enough existing tissue in the larynx for surgical repair, Dr. Ducic can transplant healthy tissue from another area of your body.
When treatment doesn’t fully restore your larynx function, Dr. Ducic can discuss your options for a device that helps people with vocal cord damage speak.
Call the Head & Neck Cancer Center of Texas office nearest you to schedule a larynx cancer evaluation or book a consultation online today.