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Symptoms of cancer of the larynx, the organ at the front of the neck, include hoarseness, a lump in the neck, sore throat, cough, problems breathing, bad breath, earache, and weight loss. Treatment for larynx cancer depends on the stage (the extent) of the disease. Radiation therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy are all forms of treatment for laryngeal cancer.

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Terms related to Larynx Cancer:

  • Cancer Of The Larynx
  • Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma