- Stage of the disease
- Location and size of the tumor
- The treatment’s long-term side effects (ability to talk, eat and breathe normally)
- Recurring cancer
Survivability of Laryngeal Cancer
Depending on the patient’s individual condition, survivability of laryngeal cancer varies. Although it is a life-threatening condition, doctors can use advanced treatments to cure the condition. These are the factors that may influence a doctor’s ability to use certain treatments on patients:
These factors may limit the doctor’s ability to use certain treatments on patients and therefore can affect the prognosis for laryngeal cancer. For example, it is not safe for patients with recurring cancer to get a second round of radiation therapy in the same area. Also, many head and neck cancers are located in areas that control important functions of the body, such as eating and breathing. Treatments that threaten these important functions may not be options.
Other factors affect the patient’s prognosis. These factors include the stage of the disease and location of the tumor. Difficult to reach or severe tumors can be difficult to effectively treat with current procedures and technology. Also, a patient’s health, gender and age can also affect their ability to recover.
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute continues to research and develop better treatments for fighting cancer. Our dedication to minimally invasive procedures improves our ability to treat patients with difficult or advanced conditions.