What is cancer of the larynx? Cancer of the larynx (or voicebox) is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the larynx. The larynx is a short passageway shaped like a triangle that is just below the pharynx in the neck. The pharynx is a hollow tube about 5 inches long that starts behind the nose and goes down to the neck to become part of the esophagus, the tube that goes to the stomach. Air passes through the pharynx and then the larynx on the way to the windpipe (trachea) and into the lungs. Food passes through the pharynx on the way to the esophagus. The larynx has a small piece of tissue over it, called the epiglottis, to keep food from going into it or the air passages.


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Laryngeal Cancer
... What is laryngeal cancer? Cancer is the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. Laryngeal cancer occurs when malignant (cancerous) cells form in the tissues ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

New Nemesis for Voice-box Cancer
... His intentions were humble. Surgeon Marshall Strome, M.D., Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute, simply wanted a better treatment for voice-box cancer. So he envisioned an approach...
Source: Cleveland Clinic


Laryngeal Cancer Articles

  • Laryngeal Cancer Treatment
    ... Treatment depends on where the cancer is found in the larynx. If cancer is in the supraglottis, treatment may be one of the following: External beam radiation therapySurgery to remove the supraglottis...