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Voice Box Cancer Diagnosis

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.