Symptoms of laryngeal cancer 

Most laryngeal cancers develop near the vocal cords, so one of the first noticeable symptoms is often a change in the sound of your voice. For example, your voice may be unusually hoarse.

Other symptoms include:

When to seek medical advice

You should visit your GP if you experience any of the symptoms listed above for more than three weeks.

As these symptoms are the same as those for many other conditions, it's unlikely they are caused by cancer. However, it's a good idea to find out the cause of your symptoms by visiting your GP.

Page last reviewed: 26/10/2013

Next review due: 26/10/2015