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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. 

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We have a wide range of clinical trials open to patients with all stages of cancer. Search for opportunities to participate in a cancer study.


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