Larynx Cancer Symptoms

Many cancers of the larynx and some cancers of the hypopharynx can be found at an early stage — when they are small and have not spread. Cancer that forms on the vocal cords are often found early because they cause hoarseness. Cancers that start above or below the vocal cords are often found at later stages.

Symptoms of larynx and hypopharynx cancers include:

  • Persistent sore throat
  • Constant coughing
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Ear pain that doesn't go away
  • Trouble breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Hoarseness or voice changes that last more than two weeks
  • Lump or mass in the neck

If you suspect you may have symptoms of larynx or hypopharynx cancer, please call The Mount Sinai Health System at 212-241-9410 Our ear, nose, and throat specialists have extensive experience in evaluating patients for larynx or hypopharynx cancer and delivering successful cancer treatment.


Contact Us

Ear, Nose and Throat/Head and Neck Services
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-9410