Squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx and supraglottis is a type of cancer that originates in the squamous cells of the larynx and supraglottis. It is the most common form of laryngeal cancer and is usually caused by long-term exposure to environmental carcinogens, such as smoking and alcohol.
In order to diagnose this type of cancer, a doctor will perform a physical examination of the neck and throat and may order imaging tests, such as a CT scan or MRI. A biopsy of the affected tissue may also be performed to confirm the diagnosis.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx and supraglottis is typically differentiated from other types of laryngeal cancer, such as adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, and thyroid cancer.
Treatment for this type of cancer typically involves a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. The type and extent of treatment will depend on the stage and size of the tumor, as well as the patient’s overall health.
The prognosis for squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx and supraglottis is generally good, especially with early diagnosis and treatment. Survival rates vary depending on the stage and size of the tumor, as well as the patient’s overall health.