While doctors continue to study the effects of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), there is information to suggest it is one of the related conditions to laryngeal cancer. Damage caused by GERD in the esophagus is known to increase a patient’s risk of developing esophageal cancer. In the same way, some doctors say this condition can damage the structures of the larynx and cause cancer.
Research and clinical trials continue to study the correlation between GERD and different head and neck cancers.
Another of the related conditions to laryngeal cancer is caused due to treatment for the condition. Patients who undergo treatment for laryngeal cancer have an increased risk of developing another head and neck cancer. It can occur in the same are or in a different area.
Also, patients are at risk for recurrent laryngeal cancer. The risk is highest in the first two to three years after remission. This condition may require special treatment since some treatments may only be used once.