Voice Box Cancer Diagnosis
We use several methods to diagnose voice box cancer, including:
Physical exam and health history: We’ll ask about your health history and check the throat and neck for signs of cancer. We also examine the mouth and throat with a tiny mirror and light.
Laryngoscopy: We use a laryngoscope, a small tube with a light and magnifying lens, to examine the voice box.
Biopsy: During a laryngoscopy, we may remove a small portion of cells so our pathologists can examine them for signs of cancer.
Imaging tests: We use imaging to get detailed pictures and accurately diagnose voice box cancer. Imaging tests may include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), PET scans or CT scans.
For more information on the diagnosis, treatment and more of voice box cancer, visit our voice box cancer information pages below.