Symptoms can include a hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, weight loss and a cough that doesn't go away.  

Stages, types and grades

The stage, type and grade of your cancer helps your doctor decide which treatment you need. See what they mean and how they are decided.

Getting diagnosed

Find out what to expect when you see a GP, when you might see a specialist and which tests you may have.

Risks and causes

Factors that increase the risk of laryngeal cancer include smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol. Read about these and other risk factors.


Survival depends on the stage of your laryngeal cancer. Read more about your outlook (prognosis). 


A team of doctors and other professionals discuss the best treatment and care for you.

Living with laryngeal cancer

Advice and support to help you cope during and after laryngeal cancer treatment.

Research and clinical trials

Read about the latest research into laryngeal cancer and see how you can take part in a clinical trial.

Last reviewed: 
08 Jun 2018
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