As a palliative care physician in Neenah, Dr. Jack Swanson relies on his voice. When he increasingly experienced hoarseness, he made appointment for an examination. When lesions were discovered on the vocal cords, the physician recommended surgical removal.
Swanson consulted with Dr. Seth Dailey, UW Health otolaryngologist. White lesions can be a sign or cancer or precancer, and in Swanson's case were actually both. Dr. Dailey recommended laser removal of the lesions. The minimally invasive procedure successfully treated Swanson's cancer, and helped his voice return to full volume.