Cancer of the larynx: the northern Alberta experience.

Abstract

Three hundred and seventy-nine cases of laryngeal cancer diagnosed between the years 1970 to 1984 were compiled and analyzed with respect to pathology, staging, treatment and outcome. The most common cancer reported was squamous cell carcinoma. Also reported were verrucous carcinoma, spindle cell carcinoma and one case of chondrosarcoma. Males comprised 88% of the patients, females 12%. The average age of the patients was 59 years. The most common lesion reported was stage I squamous carcinoma of the laryngeal glottis. The study will present data on the treatment and outcome of these cases of laryngeal cancer.

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