Risk Factors/Signs and Symptoms

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease like cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors.

Following are the most common risk factors associated with laryngeal cancer:

Tobacco - Use of tobacco products

Alcohol - Drinking too much alcohol

Nutrition - Poor nutrition and vitamin deficiencies

Chemicals - Workplace exposure to wood dust, paint fumes, and certain chemicals used in the metalworking, petroleum, plastics, and textile industries

Gender, Age - Male patients over the age of 65

Signs and Symptoms

Following are the most common symptoms of laryngeal cancer:

A sore throat or cough that does not go away

Trouble or pain when swallowing

Ear pain

A lump in the neck or throat

A change or hoarseness in the voice

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