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Vocal Cord Cancer
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer can grow on the vocal cords and can cause hoarseness, pain in the ear, and unintentional weight loss.
Risk factors for cancer of the vocal cords include smoking and increased alcohol consumption.
Diagnosing Cancer of the Vocal Cords
An examination with one of our laryngologists can identify any lesions of the vocal cords that are concerning for cancer. A formal diagnosis will require a biopsy procedure in the operating room.
Treatment of Cancer of the Vocal Cords
Treatment of vocal cord cancer can involve surgery and/or radiation treatment.