Are polyps in the throat always cancerous?

3 answers | Last updated: Oct 24, 2016
A fellow caregiver asked...

What is the danger of polyps in throat? Are they always cancerous?


Expert Answers

Linda Ackerman, R.N. has clinical experience in oncology, women's health, and medical nursing. She has been practicing for more than 20 years and is a licensed registered nurse in both Florida and Wisconsin. In addition, she serves as a board member of Breast Cancer Recovery and the Wisconsin Cancer Council.

A polyp on your vocal cords may cause a breathy voice and or hoarseness.

Throat polyps are generally soft non-malignant growths, however the only way to establish if a polyp is non-cancerous is by undergoing a biopsy.


Community Answers

Hello answered...

I had 2 throat polyps removed 5 years ago- they were found when I was have a cat scan in order for me to have neck surgery- they were not cancerous-Were you a smoker- that would make the situation more serious


Shebz answered...

thankyou..enquireing for a friends..this was very helpful to know...