Increased Risk of Cancer Of The Larynx

 


Signs, symptoms & indicators of Increased Risk of Cancer Of The Larynx

Symptoms - Gas-Int - General  

Difficulty swallowing



Counter Indicators
Symptoms - Gas-Int - General  

No difficulty swallowing




Risk factors for Increased Risk of Cancer Of The Larynx

Environment / Toxicity  

Cigarette Smoke Damage

People who stop smoking can greatly reduce their risk of developing cancer of the larynx, as well as cancer of the lung, mouth, pancreas, bladder, and esophagus.




Increased Risk of Cancer Of The Larynx can lead to

Risks  



Recommendations for Increased Risk of Cancer Of The Larynx

Diet  

Increased Fish Consumption

Study subjects who ate two or more servings of fish weekly had a much lower risk for esophageal, stomach, colon, rectum, and pancreatic cancers than those who avoided fish. In fact, the rates of these types of cancer were 30 to 50 percent lower among fish eaters. High fish consumption was also associated with lower risks for cancers of the larynx (30 percent lower risk), endometrial cancer (20 percent lower risk), and ovarian cancer (30 percent lower risk).



 


Lab Tests/Rule-Outs  


Key

Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Weakly counter-indicative
May do some good

Glossary

Cancer

Refers to the various types of malignant neoplasms that contain cells growing out of control and invading adjacent tissues, which may metastasize to distant tissues.

Esophagus

Commonly called the "food pipe", it is a narrow muscular tube, about nine and a half inches long, that begins below the tongue and ends at the stomach. It consists of an outer layer of fibrous tissue, a middle layer containing smoother muscle, and an inner membrane, which contains numerous tiny glands. It has muscular sphincters at both its upper and lower ends. The upper sphincter relaxes to allow passage of swallowed food that is then propelled down the esophagus into the stomach by the wave-like peristaltic contractions of the esophageal muscles. There is no protective mucosal layer, so problems can arise when digestive acids reflux into the esophagus from the stomach.

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