Laryngeal or “Voice Box” Cancer

This region of the throat involves the epiglottis, a large muscular flap that separates the windpipe from the esophagus, and the vocal cords as well as the back of the throat. It is the second most common cancer of the head and neck, following the mouth.[1] Typically squamous cell carcinoma, this cancer arises out of the squamous cells that line these tissues. This cancer presents symptoms in the advanced stages of the disease affecting mostly middle-aged males. (Head and Neck cancer guide)

Risk Factors and Symptoms

Diagnosis and Staging

Prognosis and Treatment


[1] You, Bo, et al. “Clinical significance of ADAM10 expression in laryngeal carcinoma.” Oncology Letters, vol. 13, no. 3, 2017, p. 1353+.