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Cancer of the Larynx

  • Posted: 01/21/2011

About This Booklet

This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet (NIH Publication No. 10-1568) is about cancer that starts in the larynx. Another name for this disease is laryngeal cancer.

In 2013, about 10,000 men and 3,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer of the larynx. Most will be over 65 years old.

Learning about medical care for cancer of the larynx can help you take an active part in making choices about your care. This booklet tells about:

  • Diagnosis and staging
  • Treatment and rehabilitation
  • Taking part in research studies

This booklet has lists of questions that you may want to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit. To help remember what your doctor says, you can take notes. You may also want to have a family member or friend go with you when you talk with the doctor—to take notes, ask questions, or just listen.