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University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Provides Customized Treatment for Patients with Voice Box Cancer

If you have voice box cancer, you must have many questions. We understand your fears and your desire to know more about a diagnosis, staging, treatment and management of voice box cancer, also called laryngeal cancer. While voice box cancer can be a result of smoking, drinking alcohol, poor nutrition, human papilloma virus (HPV), genetics and workplace exposures, sometimes voice box cancer happens in people who have no risk factors. At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we help patients through every step of their cancer treatment process.

The Latest Medical Advancements in Diagnosis and Treatment

At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we deliver a full range of treatment options, ranging from conventional methods to leading-edge alternatives. Using a combination of surgery with chemotherapy and radiation, our physicians can tailor voice box cancer treatment to each patient’s individual needs. With our high standard of excellence in research and clinical care, UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the country. Our entire multidisciplinary team evaluates and reviews every single case so diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on the knowledge and proficiency of our team of experts. Together, we will work through every step of voice box cancer care to get each patient well and active again.

UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized innovator in the treatment of head and neck cancerous and noncancerous tumors. Our advanced treatments include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Reconstructive techniques to preserve quality of life
  • Targeted chemotherapy
  • Precise radiation therapy
  • Access to advanced clinical trials

Cancer Team Approach Puts Patients First

UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of cancer. Our patients benefit from a team approach to their voice box cancer care. Our multidisciplinary team performs a disease-specific tumor board review each week. Every single patient has the resources of an entire team of national experts to guide their cancer care decisions. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered. The following specialists may be involved in the care and treatment of cancer patients:

  • Genetic counselors
  • Medical geneticists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Otolaryngologists (ENT doctors)
  • Oral surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgical oncologists

Voice Box Cancer Clinical Trials

UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with voice box cancer, including:

  • Studying surgery followed by radiation therapy given with chemo or without chemo. For people with oropharyngeal cancer. Learn more.