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Laryngeal (larynx) cancer

Laryngeal cancer, or cancer of the larynx, is an uncommon type of cancer that develops inside the tissue of the larynx (voice box).
Symptoms of laryngeal cancer
Most laryngeal cancers develop near the vocal cords, so one of the first noticeable symptoms is often a change in the sound of your voice.
Causes of laryngeal cancer
Laryngeal cancer is caused by changes in the cells or the larynx, although it is not clear exactly why this happens.
Diagnosing laryngeal cancer
If you have symptoms of laryngeal cancer such as a hoarse voice and pain when swallowing, your GP will ask you about your symptoms.
Treating laryngeal cancer
The treatment for laryngeal cancer largely depends on how far the cancer has spread.
Recovering from laryngeal cancer
Learn about the recovery period after you've had some or all of your larynx removed (laryngectomy).
Preventing laryngeal cancer
It's thought that the majority of laryngeal cancers can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
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