Laryngeal cancer

Also known as: Cancer, voice box, Voice box cancer
Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the larynx.
 
The larynx (voice box) is located just below the pharynx (throat) in the neck. The larynx contains the vocal cords, which vibrate and make sound when air is directed against them. The sound echoes through the pharynx, mouth and nose to make a person's voice.

Most laryngeal cancers form in squamous cells, the thin, flat cells lining the inside of the larynx.
Providence Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Program offers world class care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity (mouth), tongue, phaynx (throat), larynx (voice box), nose, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands and thyroid gland, as well as tumors at the skull base.