Know More About Various Treatment Options Available For Larynx Cancer!

Do you have a habit of smoking? Are you aware of larynx cancer? Cancer of larynx is mostly found in people who smoke too much. So, if you have a habit of smoking too much, try to know more about this particular condition, to avoid it in your life.

Cancer of larynx develops in any part of your larynx. The inner walls of larynx are lined with cells called squamous cells. When these cells grow abnormally, it results in larynx cancer. If larynx cancer spreads to other surrounding areas, the cancer cells mostly spreads to nearby lymph nodes in your neck and also damages your tongue and other parts of your throat and neck.

Are there any treatment options available?

There are many methods of treating larynx cancer. Some of the most effective and recommended methods of larynx cancer mainly include surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Radiation therapy mainly uses high-energy X-rays to kill the cancerous cells in your larynx.

Larynx cancer is also treated with radiation therapy in combination with various other effective methods of treatment. Some of the most effective combinations can mainly include:

Radiation therapy and surgery: Radiation therapy alone can be used to treat very small tumors in your larynx. But, if you are suffering with large cancerous tumors, this combination of treatments are used. When the large cancerous tumors present in your larynx tend to reappear after surgery, radiation therapy is used to treat the cancerous growths in your larynx.

Radiation therapy in combination with chemotherapy: In chemotherapy, youíll generally use certain drugs to treat larynx cancer. Whenever these drugs fail to treat your larynx cancer, you will be certainly treated with radiation therapy.

Is there any abnormal health complications associated with these treatments?

It mainly depends up on the type of treatment which you consider for your larynx cancer. If you choose radiation therapy for your larynx cancer treatment, you can possibly experience dry mouth, sore throat, fatigue, change in voice quality, and changes in the texture of your skin.

When you undergo any surgery, you can experience increased mucous production, change in your physical appearance, weakness or swelling in your throat.
So, try to know more about these health conditions, before you choose any treatment for your larynx cancer; never take any decisions on your own. Discuss about your overall health condition and then get better treatment for your larynx cancer.


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  1. Mark says:

    A true story from a cancer patient

    My name is Jacqui Hunt. In 2001 I was diagnosed with B cell non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, or lymphatic cancer.

    I was told that there was no effective treatment for my condition and all that modern medicine could provide was to monitor the progress of the cancer and give chemotherapy to reduce symptoms when they became more severe. Chemotherapy could bring about temporary reduction in the condition but the cancer would inevitably return and the second time it would probably be much more aggressive.

    After the initial shock of the diagnosis and a period of considerable fear, I set about dealing with the cancer in my own way using any type of alternative or integrative therapy that I thought might help.

    Despite all my efforts the cancer did progress and by the middle of 2004 I had developed a tumour in my stomach measuring 13cm x 8cm x 4cm. It was palpable and measured by ultra sound scan. My stomach protruded as if I was 6 months pregnant and I could feel a strong pulse in my stomach over the tumour.

    It was at this time that I was introduced to the Chinese herbs Agrimseng. The acupuncturist who was treating me had visited a cancer hospital in China and had learned of a combination of Chinese herbs that had been developed specifically to treat cancer. He asked me if I would be willing to try the herbs Agrimseng and I agreed, as I felt I had nothing to loose and much to gain. I was convinced the herbs were well researched and were completely safe with a great deal of ancient Chinese herbal knowledge behind them. As the herbs were gifted to me, part of the agreement to use them was that I would have ultra sound scans each six months to track the progress of the tumour.

    By the end of 2004 at the same time that I started taking the herb Agrimseng I also began my training to become a qualified Mindbody Psychotherapist in Core Energetics, Australia.

    Over the next few months I started to feel better. My energy levels increased and I somehow felt more positive in myself. My stomach began to feel more settled and seemed not to protrude quite as much. They were subtle changes. The scans were not showing much at first, although the depth of the tumour didnít seem to be so easy to pick up and the radiologists stopped reporting that particular measurement.

    One radiologist, who knew I had had no traditional treatment, became concerned when she couldnít find a tumour of the size previously recorded. She thought she had made a mistake. But I already knew by this time that the tumour was reducing.

    In the final session with the Oncologist in May 2006 he could find no palpable tumour, my stomach had returned to normal size and I was feeling very well. My spleen size which had been significantly increased had also returned to normal.

    By June 2007, six years after diagnosis and at a time when the cancer would be expected to be spreading there is no sign of the tumour and I am fit and healthy. I believe that my return to good health was brought about by the use of the Agrimseng Herbs combined with extensive psychotherapy, in particular Mindbody psychotherapy, Both the Agrimseng herbs and the Mindbody psychotherapy work with the emotional body, and I believe it is at this level that we need to truly heal ourselves.

    Jacqui Hunt

    For more information, please go to: http://www.ahrc.co.nz or ph: 0064 9 4788968