What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Larynx

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This booklet is about cancer that starts in the larynx. Another name for this disease is laryngeal cancer. Learning about medical care for your cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care.

The booklets in the What You Need To Know About™ Cancer series will be retired on June 1, 2018. You can find accurate and up-to-date information about over 100 cancer types in the PDQ® cancer treatment information summaries for patients.

NCI’s Contact Center can help you find information about many types of cancer. Reach our information specialists by phone, chat, or email.

This booklet covers:

  • How cancer of the larynx is diagnosed
  • Treatments for cancer of the larynx, including take part in cancer treatment research studies
  • Rehabilitation after treatment

This booklet has lists of questions that you may help you talk with your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit.

The information in this booklet was last updated in August 2010.