Tracheal cancer is a rare cancer that starts in the windpipe (trachea). There are two main types:
- squamous cell starts in the cells that line different parts of the body, such as the airways, and is the most common type of tracheal cancer
- adenoid cystic carcinoma starts in glandular tissue and is much less common than squamous cell.
Tracheal cancer is more common in people over the age of 60. It is more common in men than in women.