Deciding on Treatment
Laryngeal Cancer: Treatment Choices
There are various treatment choices for laryngeal cancer. Which one may work best for you? It depends on a number of factors. These include the size, location, and stage of your cancer.
Laryngeal Cancer: Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy uses anticancer medicines to kill cancer cells. Learn about some of the chemotherapy medicines used to treat laryngeal cancer, how they are given, and possible side effects.
Laryngeal Cancer: Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy kills cancer cells by focusing powerful X-rays at the tumor.
Laryngeal Cancer: Targeted Therapy
Targeted therapy medicines target specific proteins or cell functions that help cancer grow. Like chemotherapy, these medicines work throughout the body. But they sometimes work when chemotherapy does not. They can also have less severe side effects.
Laryngeal Cancer: Surgery
Laryngeal cancer may be treated with surgery to remove the cancer. All or part of the larynx, or voice box, may be removed.
Laryngeal Cancer: Treatment Questions
Talking with healthcare providers about cancer can be overwhelming. It helps to be prepared. Make a list of questions and bring them to your appointments. Read on for helpful questions to get you started.
Laryngeal Cancer: Your Chances for Recovery (Prognosis)
Prognosis is the word your healthcare team may use to describe your chances of recovering from cancer. The decision to ask about your prognosis is a personal one. It’s up to you to decide how much you want to know.