What is laryngeal cancer? It is found in the tissue of the larynx or voice box. Approximately 95 percent of these cancers develop from the flat cells called squamous cells that line the larynx. This type of cancer is known as squamous cell carcinoma. Risk factors for developing laryngeal cancer are closely associated with smoking and heavy alcohol use.
How often does it occur? According to the American Cancer Society, 12,000 Americans are diagnosed with laryngeal cancer each year, and 4,200 die from the disease.
What does University of Minnesota Cancer Care offer? Our program provides laryngeal cancer patients with comprehensive, high-quality treatment and care. Our team of specialists designs a treatment plan that respects the needs of both the patient and the family. We aim to achieve the best possible outcomes both for the patient's quality of life and long-term survival.
The head and neck team includes the following specialists:
- medical oncologists
- therapeutic radiation oncologists
- diagnostic radiologists
- social worker
- speech pathologist