Understanding larynx cancer

Find out how larynx cancer is diagnosed, treated and how it might affect your life.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • The larynx

    Your larynx is in your neck, above your windpipe (trachea). It is also called the voicebox.

  • Types of laryngeal cancer

    Most cancers of the larynx (voicebox) start in the cells that line the larynx.

  • Symptoms of laryngeal cancer

    The symptoms you have will depend on where in your larynx the cancer is.

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What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

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What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

About our cancer information videos