Larynx tumors, also known as laryngeal tumors, are growths that develop in the larynx, which is the area of the throat that contains the vocal cords. Larynx tumors can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
Symptoms of larynx tumors may include a persistent sore throat, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or changes in voice, persistent cough, and ear pain. In some cases, there may be no symptoms present.
Larynx tumors can be diagnosed through various tests, including a physical examination of the throat, imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans, and a biopsy, which involves taking a small tissue sample for analysis.
Treatment for larynx tumors depends on the type, location, and size of the tumor, as well as the individual’s overall health. Treatment options may include surgery to remove the tumor, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments.
It’s important to seek medical attention if you experience any persistent symptoms related to the throat, as early detection and treatment can greatly improve outcomes.