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Larynx or laryngeal cancer (cancer of the voice box)

Men and women discussing laryngeal cancer

All about cancer of the larynx (voice box), including symptoms and causes, tests to diagnose laryngeal cancer, and treatment including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy (cetuximab) and current research. Living with laryngeal cancer covers coping with your diagnosis, and managing after treatment with speech changes, breathing changes, diet issues and your sex life.

Throat cancer could mean cancer of the larynx, but is not a precise medical term. It may also mean other types of cancer, for example cancer of the food pipe (oesophagus) or thyroid cancer. Different cancers are treated differently, so you need to check which type of cancer your doctor means before you look for specific information.

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Alcohol causes at least 13,000 cases of cancer a year in the UK, according to a new report published in the British Medical Journal today (F...
8 Apr 2011
News: IARC finds more cancers linked to tobacco and alcohol
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has updated its assessments of several cancer-causing substances and behaviours, whic...
4 Nov 2009
News: Number of Britons diagnosed with alcohol-related cancers exceeds Wimbledon's Centre Court
Over 20,000 people are diagnosed with an alcohol-related cancer each year in the UK - more than enough to fill Wimbledon's Centre Court....
1 Jul 2009
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Updated: 2 September 2014