Laryngectomy is a surgical procedure for the removal of the larynx or voice box. It is mainly performed to treat cancer of the larynx. The larynx contains a pair of vocal cords that help you speak. Read more: Can you eat with a total laryngectomy? Article
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Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer)
Symptoms and signs 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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