Laryngeal (larynx) Cancer is sometimes misdiagnosed as Laryngeal Tuberculosis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Laryngeal Tuberculosis , when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Laryngeal (larynx) Cancer.

Laryngeal cancer is cancer of the larynx or the vocal cords that helps us to breath, speak and swallow. It causes symptoms such as a persistent sore throat or cough, voice change such as hoarseness, pain or difficulty while swallowing, lump in the neck or throat, dysphonia and ear pain. It can be misdiagnosed as conditions such as laryngeal tuberculosis. If left untreated due to misdiagnosis, cancer can spread which can be deadly.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Lingering voice change, lingering hoarseness, pain swallowing, difficulty swallowing, persistent sore throat or cough, lump in the neck or throat, dysphonia, ear pain

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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