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Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health.

Treatment decisions

See how your doctor decides which treatment you need for cancer of the larynx, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.


Surgery can be used to remove and try to cure laryngeal cancer, or to relieve its symptoms. See how and when you might have it.


Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. It's often the first choice of treatment for laryngeal cancer.


Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. See why and how you might have it for laryngeal cancer.


Find out about having chemotherapy and radiotherapy together for laryngeal cancer and the side effects.

Biological therapy

Biological therapies are drugs that change the way cells work and help the body control the growth of cancer. Read about how they work, the drugs used and the side effects.

Follow up

After treatment, you have regular check ups to look for signs of the cancer coming back or spreading. This is called follow up.

Last reviewed: 
30 Jul 2015

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