Throat cancer voice box

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Avatar f tn my mom is having her voice box remove due to throat cancer she is 71 years old, 98 pounds, never been sick before the cancer. Has any one had this done or know someone who has had it done , what is the recovery like?
849683 tn?1239013686 We recently found out that my grandfather has a massive tumor in his throat that runs the width of his voice box. He is 66 years old and a heavy drinker and smoker. They told us that the best possible solution would be to just leave it alone because they can't cut it out because of where it is and the radiation treatment would just kill him faster. Will this tumor evenutally grow large enough to stop him from eating/breathing? What can we do to help him?
Avatar f tn It could be due to varied causes like upper respiratory tract infection like laryngitis or pharyingitis, head and neck cancer, oral cancer, reflux laryngitis in people who have acidity and GERD, muscle abnormality, voice box abnormality, polyps, tumors or weakness of voice box etc. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn The Doctor said that he nicked my nerves on my voice box during surgery and that is what he felt caused the voice loss. After regaining my voice I still lost/lose my voice a few days every month. Last year I felt a lump in the side of my neck, so I was sent to get a scan and it showed 20 % Thyroid Function, apparently it is growing back with a Cyst attached to it. I was then sent to see a Specialist at the Cancer Center to follow up, after finding out that it is not Cancer (Thank God!
Avatar f tn m trying to find out is if there is a product that could be recomended that he could use to amplify his voice from his voice box, like a throat mic of some sort. Does anyone know of such a thing and where I might get one in the UK?
Avatar f tn Smoking can cause lung cancer, but few people realize it is also a risk factor for many other kinds of cancer as well, including cancer of the mouth, voice box (larynx), throat (pharynx), esophagus, bladder, kidney, pancreas, cervix, stomach, and some leukemias. You could read up on the following link - http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_10_13X_Guide_for_Quitting_Smoking.asp Let us know if you have any other doubts. Regards.
Avatar n tn Throat cancer refers to cancerous tumors that develop in the throat, voice box or tonsils. After treatment, follow-up exams every few months during the first two years is done to allow your doctor to monitor recovery and check for a cancer recurrence. While such follow-up exams can increase anxiety around this time, it is recommended that you plan ahead by finding relaxing activities that can help redirect such fears.
Avatar n tn i have a hoarse voice and have a lump next to a nerve near my voice box,plus i find it hard to swallow what can be done for this
Avatar n tn It is above where the collarbones meet and below my voice box. I am continually catching colds and now I am sure I can feel a lump there. I have a constant feeling of choking and feel the need to cough. I smoke and I am scared to death I have cancer. Can anyone give me any suggestions as to what this might be.
Avatar m tn t smoke or drink but since I was so concerned he looked at my throat and voice box with a scope. He said every thing looked normal except for a little swelling in the back of my throat. I've started taking my medicine for reflux again but don't really see much improvement. I'm still scared I might have cancer. This is a fear I have had for many years not just in the throat area. Have I done all that should be done to check for this?
Avatar f tn I suspect that the source of your problem lies in your voice box. You may have laryngitis that is only being made worse by your occupation. Cancer would be very low on my list of concerns for you. I would be willing to bet that if you were able to rest your voice, this would get better. As far as what your doctor can do, I would start by simply looking at your voice box with either a flexible scope or a mirror.
Avatar m tn It causes difficulty swallowing, a feeling of mucus or thick phlegm in the throat, sensation of a ball in the throat (globus pharyngeus), chronic sore throat, chronic irritative cough, hoarseness, chronic throat clearing, frequent gagging and post nasal drip. Untreated LPR also may play a role in the development of cancer of the voice box. The prognosis for LPR is very good because most of the causes can be controlled if a healthy lifestyle is followed. Regards.
Avatar m tn This can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, mucus coating due to post nasal drip, irritation of the throat and voice box by irritants. Irritants can be anything from dust, smoke, etc. Damage can also be caused if you suffer from acid reflux. You may have damage to the vocal chords by over use, or by straining the vocal chords. If you do sing, then do make sure you do vocal warm ups. The voice box needs to be looked after like any other part of your body.
Avatar n tn HI, I was diagnosed last year with a little growth on my voice box...doctor said it wasn't cancer but couldnt confirm what it was...said similar to nodule, polyp etc...I work in radio and I am scarred if I have it removed I will loose my voice forever...what damages could I encounter? Will my voice change completely???? And should I be having this removed immediatly???
Avatar f tn It hurts low in my throat--below voice box and my throat feels phlegmy. I cough a lot and it hurts. The coughing almost sounds/feels like asthma but it's not, it's coming from my throat, not my chest. My throat feels weird when it hurts(or I start to loose my voice) in the lower part of my throat/neck area. It's interfering with my work and my life now, but nothing seems to be wrong with my vocal chords.
Avatar n tn Six months ago, i had a sore throat along with a common cold.... Since then i have no voice and can only wisper... It was painful initially, but there is no pain now... But i still have no voice.. I am a regular user of marijuana.. Help!
Avatar m tn I got sick 7 days ago, i had a fever, sore throat, horrible cough, but not really congested nor secretions... Ok so now everything is gone, but i still have a cough and now i think i damaged my throat because blood comes out every time i cough hard and now i cant even say two words for the past 3 days. I feel like i lost my voice and i am afraid that i wont be able to talk normal again... i dont have insurance so i asked the this question online...
Avatar f tn thyroid nodules can cause this problem, and so can a thyroid goitre, all benign, so can thyroid cancer, so can throat cancer, and so can just plain ol muscle spasm... the most common is muscle spasm under stress and dehydration also lack of magnesium.. hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Is post nasal drainage a sign of throat cancer? 5: Does the weight loss, that happened over a 2 week period look concerning? Thank you for your insight!
Avatar n tn Acute pharyngitis and laryngitis is the commonest cause of loss of voice due to infection and inflammation of the voice box and throat. This active infection, coughing, and clearing throat can often result in break in small blood vessels. Usually these heal with treatment of laryngitis which involves antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic drugs along with maybe decongestants, warm saline gargles and throat elixirs.
Avatar m tn Is post nasal drainage a sign of throat cancer? 5: Does the weight loss, that happened over a 2 week period look concerning? Thank you for your insight!