Cancer of the Larynx: Learn What Is Cause, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Health Care by National Cancer Institute

Cancer of the Larynx: Learn What Is Cause, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Health Care

byNational Cancer Institute

Kobo ebook | November 23, 2012

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Laryngeal cancer may also be called cancer of the larynx or laryngeal carcinoma. Most laryngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, reflecting their origin from the squamous cells which form the majority of the laryngeal epithelium. Cancer can develop in any part of the larynx, but the cure rate is affected by the location of the tumour. For the purposes of tumour staging, the larynx is divided into three anatomical regions: the glottis (true vocal cords, anterior and posterior commissures); the supraglottis (epiglottis, arytenoids and aryepiglottic folds, and false cords); and the subglottis.

Most laryngeal cancers originate in the glottis. Supraglottic cancers are less common, and subglottic tumours are least frequent.

Laryngeal cancer may spread by direct extension to adjacent structures, by metastasis to regional cervical lymph nodes, or more distantly, through the blood stream. Distant metastates to the lung are most common.

Title:Cancer of the Larynx: Learn What Is Cause, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Health CareFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 23, 2012Publisher:MedHealthLanguage:English

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