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.

Learn more

For more information on the diagnosis, treatment and more of voice box cancer, visit our voice box cancer information pages below.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.