Lula has cancer of the larynx

The ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva , who ruled Brazil for eight years and left power 10 months ago with a record 80% popularity, was diagnosed with cancer in the larynx , reported the Sirio Libanés Hospital in Sao Paulo , where he is hospitalized.

After exams, the 66-year-old former president, "was diagnosed with a tumor located in the larynx And will receive treatment chemotherapy , according to information published by the .

José Chrispiniano spokesperson Citizenship Institute , founded by Lula, said that the former president went to the hospital, because he felt pain throat . In addition, the Brazilian must begin with the sessions of chemotherapy next Monday.

In the analyzes it is shown that the tumor It is in its initial phase and is between two and three centimeters in length, so it is considered medium size.

In the following video, we explain how the state of health of the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is found.


Laryngeal cancer, frequent among males

According to him Brazilian Cancer Institute (Inca), the laryngeal cancer It is common in men and represents 25% of malignant tumors that affect the head and neck region.

The laryngeal cancer , like the one suffered by the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is a disease, where the presence of cells cancerous in the larynx , which is a respiratory route and the essential organ of phonation, which is located in the anterior part of the neck and communicates with the trachea.

Most of the throat cancers they occur in adults over 50 and men are ten times more likely than women to develop them.

The symptoms can change, depending on the location of the tumor , that is, if the training of cells cancerous tissue is located in the glottis (the part that serves as accommodation for the vocal cords and communication with the pharynx), a dysphonia or any discomfort when talking.

There are different factors that can cause the condition, such as the history of cigarette or alcohol consumption. Approximately 90% of the cases are directly related to the smoking .

However, other risk factors have been determined as people who have suffered from gastroesophageal reflux , who have a history of radiation and those that were subjected to a larynx transplant.


The goal of the treatment is to completely remove the Cancer and prevent its spread to other parts of the body.

According to the service of the National Library of Medicine of the United States, when the tumor is small you can use either the surgery wave radiotherapy to eliminate it.

When the tumor is larger or has spread to lymph nodes in the neck, often a combination of radiotherapy Y chemotherapy to preserve the larynx.

Some patients need surgery to remove the tumor, including all or part of the vocal cords (laryngectomy). Others, also need a swallowing therapy after the treatment, in order to help them accommodate the changes in the structure of the throat.

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