Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Laryngeal Cancer Evaluation

The evaluation of laryngeal cancer begins with a history and physical exam. In most cases, the examination of the neck is normal.

Physical findings in someone with laryngeal cancer may include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate laryngeal cancer include:
  • Laryngoscopy:
    • A thin, flexible scope is used to examine the larynx
  • Laryngeal biopsy:
    • Tissue taken from a tumor can determine the diagnosis
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Bone scan:

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Laryngeal Cancer References
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