Incidents of vocal cord cancer are on the rise in children, teens and young adults under 30.
This is the first institutionally-based investigation to demonstrate that vocal cord cancer is undergoing a dramatic epidemiological change showing young patients are now being diagnosed who do not have a history of smoking.
The general public is not aware of this epidemiologic transformation and remarkably, despite this trend, the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery still cites smoking is the etiology for 95 percent of patients with vocal cord cancer.
There were four malignancies: three nonmelanoma skin cancers and one vocal cord cancer
He treats patients with vocal cord cancer
, vocal cord paralysis, and laryngeal papilloma, and is experienced in surgical techniques for laryngeal microsurgery and use of the KTP laser.
Radiotherapy for early vocal cord cancer
: A dosimetric analysis of 60CO versus 6 MV photons.
For example, when early stage vocal cord cancer
is treated with radiation, there is a greater than 90-percent cure rate, and most patients maintain use of their voice.
Partial laryngectomy for vocal cord cancer
with marked limitation or fixation of the vocal cord.
"The identification of gastric reflux as a risk factor for throat and vocal cord cancers
, however, may have implications in terms of risk stratification and identification of high-risk patients."