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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



laryngeal cancer  listen  (luh-RIN-jee-ul KAN-ser)

  Cancer that forms in tissues of the larynx (area of the throat that contains the vocal cords and is used for breathing, swallowing, and talking). Most laryngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the larynx).