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Vocal Cord Tumors

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Malignant tumors on the vocal folds affect approximately 12,000 people per year in the United States.

It tends to occur more frequently in smokers as well as people who consume alcohol. It can often present as hoarseness that may worsen over time. Depending on the size of the cancer, there may also be difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, or coughing up blood.

It is important to get a diagnosis of this condition promptly. Early-stage cancers have high cure and survival rates when treated appropriately with surgery or radiation.

Why Choose UHealth?

Ranked No. 9 in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The ranking reflects the team’s dedication to excellence in research patient care and outcomes. Surgeons, audiologists, biomedical engineers, speech pathologists, researchers, and psychologists collaborate with many research programs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to deliver the best possible multidisciplinary care to pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat patients.

Customized treatment from a multidisciplinary team. We work with you to understand your condition and your vocal goals so we can craft a customized treatment plan that makes the most sense for you. When therapy is needed, we develop a personalized therapy program based on your specific situation and tailored to your needs and goals. Our multidisciplinary team works alongside you for the long term to ensure that you receive comprehensive treatment and get your voice back.

World-class care in an academic health system. We are recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in treating conditions and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes.

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