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What to ask your doctor about laryngeal cancer

Men and women discussing laryngeal cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • How will I know if I have cancer of the larynx?
  • Am I more likely to get cancer of the larynx than anyone else?
  • Does drinking or smoking increase my risk of cancer of the larynx?
  • I used to smoke – does this mean I will get cancer of the larynx?
  • How can I give up smoking?
  • What is a safe amount of alcohol to drink each week?
  • Does my diet affect my risk of cancer of the larynx?
  • I get a lot of acid indigestion – is this a sign of cancer of the larynx?
  • I am exposed to soot (diesel fumes/metal dust) at work – does this affect my risk of cancer of the larynx?
  • I worked with asbestos for many years – does this affect my risk of cancer of the larynx?
  • Can I be screened for cancer of the larynx?
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Updated: 26 May 2015