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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
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