Mar 08, 2013 - 9:55 am
I have a friend who was diagnosed with leukoplakia on the vocal cords, where they come together. He saw one ENT who said it was cancer and sent to another ENT. The next one was like a Mc Donald's drive through and scheduled surgery without any diagnostic work up leaving him with no confidence in her plan of care. The present doctor is perscribing Nexium and believes it is not cancer but no biopsy done. That ENT will see him again in three months. He hasn't smoked in thirty years. His voice however, is seriously effected. The ENT does not seem to be concerned about that. Does anyone have experience with having the leukoplakia removed from the vocal cords. What were the outcomes? We are not getting the answers from the physicians and so it is very frustrating. We have not been able to understand the risk associated with Leukoplakia removal. Any help?