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Are voice disorders serious?

Most voice disorder cases are not serious and can resolve when treated properly. Generally, vocal therapy is helpful for teaching proper voice techniques that protect the vocal chords from damage. However, in some cases, the causes of voice disorders can be severe conditions, such as throat cancer. In these cases, the voice disorder can be very serious and perhaps even irreversible. For this reason, it is important to address and treat voice disorders when they occur.

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