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Cancer of the larynx or the voice box, is a form of throat cancer. The voice box is made up of cartilage and houses the vocal chords. The larynx is connected with the throat and is found just below the location of the throat. Throat cancer, including cancer of the larynx develops when cells located in the throat begin to change and mutate. These mutations cause cells to grow and change at an uncontrollable rate and to live well beyond the normal lifespan of healthy cells. This extra accumulation of abnormal cells results in the formation of tumours. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of larynx cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Causes

While it is not entirely clear what causes cells to mutate that causes cancer, doctors have been able to pinpoint several factors that increase the risk of developing cancer of the larynx. Smoking, alcohol use and chewing tobacco use can all increase a personís chances of developing larynx cancer.

Symptoms

There are a few key symptoms that have been associated with cancer of the larynx. Since this form of cancer develops close to or on the vocal chords, changes in voice, the tone of oneís voice and hoarseness are some of the most commonly noted symptoms. Other symptoms associated with cancer of the larynx include a lump that can be felt in the neck or throat, discomfort when swallowing, chronic ear-ache or a shortness of breath. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of larynx cancer due to failure to recognise the symptoms may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Mis-Diagnosis

There are some instances of cancer of the larynx that do not involve the vocal chords, which means there will be no change in the voice. Many times a patient who presents with early symptoms of cancer of the larynx is dismissed as having nothing more than a viral infection that causes laryngitis. When this happens, a delay in treatment occurs, which could be catastrophic.

Diagnosis

In order to diagnose cancer of the larynx, a doctor should perform a complete physical examination as well as schedule x-rays and other necessary tests. Any time there is a failure to carry out this protocol, there has been an act of medical negligence. Once preliminary tests and examinations are complete, a referral to an ear, nose and throat specialist may be ordered for a more definitive diagnosis. The specialist will also palpate the neck and throat area to check for enlarged glands, as well as examine the condition of the back of the throat and the mouth. A more in depth examination using a fiber optic nasendoscope (which is a thin tube with a lighted end) may also be used in order to see a bit further down the throat. Follow up examinations may also be required to look at the condition of the larynx with the patient sedated under general anesthesia. Any biopsies needed would be done at this time as well. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of larynx cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Larynx Cancer Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted because of a larynx cancer misdiagnosis, you need to understand you have rights and you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. Our team of medical negligence solicitors handles a variety of cases relating to cancer misdiagnoses and will be able to help assess your claim. All of our cases are handled on a no win no fee basis. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. Once your case settles, you will receive a payment in full. Please contact us today by phone, email or by using the contact form on this website to find out how we can help. All claims are reviewed free of charge, with no further obligation. This means that you have nothing to lose, but a great deal to gain.


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