Throat or larynx cancer

Vocal cord cancer; Throat cancer; Laryngeal cancer; Cancer of the glottis; Cancer of oropharynx or hypopharynx

Throat cancer is cancer of the vocal cords, larynx (voice box), or other areas of the throat.

Throat anatomy

Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

Oropharynx

Food passes from the mouth to the oropharynx (back of the throat) to the esophagus.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Prevention