laryngeal cancer

Cancer that forms in tissues of the larynx (area of the throat that contains the vocal cords and is used for breathing, swallowing, and talking). Most laryngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the larynx).

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  • Laryngeal cancer — may also be called cancer of the larynx or laryngeal carcinoma. Most laryngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, reflecting their origin from the squamous cells which form the majority of the laryngeal epithelium. Cancer can develop in any… …   Wikipedia

  • laryngeal cancer — Malignant tumour of the larynx. The larynx is affected by both benign and malignant tumours. Squamous cell carcinoma, the most common laryngeal malignancy, is associated with smoking and alcohol consumption; it is more common in men. Prolonged… …   Universalium

  • stage I laryngeal cancer — Cancer is found only in the area where it started. Stage I laryngeal cancer depends on where cancer is found in the larynx. If it started in the supraglottis, then cancer is in one area of the supraglottis only and the vocal cords can move… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III laryngeal cancer — In stage III laryngeal cancer, one of the following is found: (1) cancer is in the larynx only and the vocal cords do not move normally; cancer may have spread to tissues next to the larynx; cancer may have spread to one lymph node on the same… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II laryngeal cancer — Cancer that is found in the larynx. The exact definition of stage II depends on where the cancer started. If it started in the supraglottis, then cancer is in more than one area of the supraglottis or glottis or region near the supraglottis. If… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IV laryngeal cancer — The cancer has spread to tissues around the larynx, such as the pharynx or the tissues in the neck. The lymph nodes in the area may contain cancer; the cancer has spread to more than one lymph node on the same side of the neck as the cancer, to… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IVA laryngeal cancer — Stage IV is divided into stages IVA, IVB, and IVC. In stage IVA, one of the following is found: (1) cancer has spread through the thyroid cartilage and/or has spread to tissues beyond the larynx such as the neck, trachea, thyroid, or esophagus;… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IVB laryngeal cancer — Stage IV is divided into stages IVA, IVB, and IVC. In stage IVB, one of the following is found: (1) cancer has spread to the space in front of the spinal column and surrounds the carotid artery, or has spread to parts of the chest and may have… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IVC laryngeal cancer — Stage IV is divided into stages IVA, IVB, and IVC. In stage IVC, cancer has spread beyond the larynx to distant parts of the body …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Laryngeal paralysis — in animals is a condition in which the nerves and muscles that move one or both aretynoid cartilages of the larynx cease to function, and instead of opening during vigorous inspiration and closing during swallowing, the aretynoids hang loosely in …   Wikipedia


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