Our Approach To Laryngeal Cancer

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What Sets Us Apart

Laryngeal cancer arises in the larynx, commonly called the voice box. The larynx is located in the throat just above the trachea, or windpipe. It contains the vocal cords, also known as the vocal folds, which enable you to speak. It also helps with breathing and swallowing.

Physicians and other specialists at NYU Langone’s Head and Neck Center, which is part of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, and the NYU Langone Voice Center collaborate to create a personalized treatment plan for you. Their goal is to preserve as much of your voice and laryngeal function as possible while curing the cancer.


At NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, we personalize the care of every patient.More About Perlmutter Cancer Center

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Our otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat specialists), who are head and neck surgeons, specialize in minimally invasive surgery. They use this approach whenever possible to remove laryngeal cancer and preserve healthy tissue. Reconstructive head and neck surgeons; laryngologists, who specialize in diseases of the larynx and voice disorders; radiation oncologists; and medical oncologists may also be part of your treatment team.

Speech pathologists are available before, during, and after treatment to help maintain or restore your speech and ability to swallow. NYU Langone specialists also offer psychological support and integrative health services to help manage treatment-related side effects.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Our doctors may use surgery, radiation therapy, and medications, including chemotherapy or targeted drugs, to manage laryngeal cancer. Reconstructive procedures and voice restoration may also be part of your treatment.

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