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About Throat (Laryngeal) Cancer

  • Laryngeal cancer: a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the larynx

    Laryngeal cancer forms in tissues of the larynx, the area of the throat that is used for breathing, swallowing, and talking. Most laryngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, which begin in cells lining the larynx. Use of tobacco products and drinking too much alcohol can affect the risk of laryngeal cancer. Signs and symptoms of laryngeal cancer include a sore throat and ear pain.

    Learn about laryngeal cancer, and find information on how we support and care for people with laryngeal cancer before, during, and after treatment.

    The following information is from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).


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