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What is laryngeal cancer?

Laryngeal cancer is a disease of the larynx, or voice box. Cancer cells grow inside the larynx. Within the larynx, there are several sites at which the cancer could develop. These are the superglottis, glottis and subglottis, or the upper, middle and lower parts of the larynx respectively. This disease is related to tobacco and alcohol use.

Laryngeal cancer is a condition of the vocal cord area of the throat, and is common for otolaryngologists.

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