Each year, more than 55,000 Americans will develop head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancers are curable if caught early.
Cancer of the voice box, or laryngeal cancer, is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease.
Hoarseness (also called dysphonia) is an abnormal change in the quality of your voice, making it sound raspy, strained, breathy, weak, higher or lower in pitch, inconsistent, or fatigued, often making it harder to talk.
Goiter refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. A goiter can develop in one or both sides of the thyroid gland.