At The Barranco Clinic, our experienced ENT specialists can diagnose and treat your vocal cord issues so you can regain the power of your unique voice. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and cutting-edge technology to assist in delivering a successful, superior outcome. Our aim is to help you regain your peace of mind and overall quality of life.

Treatments for Vocal Cord Tumors

Our first step will be to biopsy the tumor in order to determine whether it is cancerous. We will remove a portion of the tumor and analyze it meticulously. If cancer is present, we will recommend follow-up surgery and/or radiation therapy.

About Vocal Cord Tumors

Around 10,000 vocal cord tumor cases per year are diagnosed as cancerous. Prior to tumor formation, small precancerous lesions may be discovered that can be removed to prevent tumors from growing.

Some of the most common signs of vocal cord tumors include changes in vocal sounds, hoarseness, and discomfort. Vocal cord cancer can appear in almost anyone, although smokers are at a higher risk of contracting the condition.

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Symptoms of Vocal Cord Tumor

  • Changes in the voice
  • Vocal cord strain
  • Sore throat that doesn’t heal
  • Dysphagia
  • Trouble breathing
  • Lumps in the neck
  • Feeling like something is stuck in your throat
  • Coughing up blood
  • Earaches

Who is Affected by Vocal Cord Tumors?

Vocal cord tumors can occur in many different populations, older or younger. Certain factors will put patients more at risk of developing vocal cord tumors, however. These include:

  • Long-term smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Being over age 55
  • Being male
  • Being exposed to environmental toxins and chemicals

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides top-tier ENT services to patients in and beyond Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. Our practice is founded on the following principles:

Personalized Treatment

We relate to each client as a unique individual, crafting a treatment plan that reflects their individual anatomy, lifestyle, comfort levels, and wishes. Clients feel truly listened to and valued, thanks to our patient-centric approach.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of skilled, seasoned ENT specialists work collaboratively and cooperatively to deliver exponential healing and outstanding outcomes. With over 300 years of combined expertise, you are in the best of hands at The Barranco Clinic.

Continuity of Care

We provide a superior patient experience from your first consultation until long after you leave our offices. We follow up with you to ensure you are thriving and that you are enjoying the fruits of your in-depth procedure.

Community Investment

At The Barranco Clinic, our generosity and kindness extend far past our clinic walls. We love to nourish our neighborhoods with resources, essential items, medical services, and education, giving back to those most in need.

FAQs

Can children have vocal cord tumors?

Yes, children can sometimes have these tumors. One common type of vocal tumor in children is called laryngeal papillomatosis, and it is caused by the HPV virus.

How are vocal cord tumors detected?

Many clients seek out medical attention after experiencing the symptoms of vocal cord tumors, such as hoarseness or changes in their voice. Our team of experienced ENT doctors can perform a biopsy to determine if the tumor is cancerous. If it is, we can schedule surgery to remove the mass.

With 5 convenient locations around the Orlando area, we're never far away.

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