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Larynx Cancer

Larynx cancer, also called laryngeal cancer, occurs when malignant cells form in the tissues of the larynx. Many cancers of the larynx, which is part of the respiratory tract, begin in the vocal cords.

Our Approach to Larynx Cancer

UCSF offers cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment options for larynx cancer, delivered in a comfortable and supportive environment. Our goal is to eliminate the cancer while preserving speech and swallowing functions as much as possible.

To achieve the best outcome for each patient, our team includes a wide range of specialists. These include head and neck surgeons, otolaryngologists, medical oncologists, reconstructive surgeons and radiation oncologists, as well as experts in speech-language pathology, nutrition and psycho-oncology, which focuses on psychological factors affecting cancer patients.

Awards & recognition

  • usnews-neurology

    Best hospital in Northern California

  • Best in Northern California in cancer care

  • n7-2x

    Best in the West in ear, nose & throat

  • NIH-2x

    Designated comprehensive cancer center

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.