Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx in children is a rare entity with only 21 cases reported in patients 10 years old or younger.
It is believed that Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx in children mirrors that of adults in many respects including response to treatment, pilule however may be more aggressive in children. Due to the low number of cases, it is difficult to establish treatment protocols in children.
Initial aggressive management using surgery, radiotherapy, and possibly chemotherapy may be warranted in children.
The symptoms of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx are
* Hoarseness or Cough
* Poorly healing mouth ulcer
* A lump in the throat
* Pain on swallowing
A hoarse voice is often the first symptom (but not always). However, a hoarse voice is a common symptom of laryngitis (a viral infection of the larynx). Most people with hoarseness do not have cancer. However, laryngitis usually clears within a week or so. Therefore, see a doctor if a hoarse voice develops which does not go within 2-4 weeks.