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Laryngeal Cancer

A disease in which cancerous cells are found in the tissues of the larynx (voice box). The larynx (voice box) is located just below the pharynx (throat) in the neck. The larynx contains the vocal cords, which vibrate and make sound when air is directed against them. The sound echoes through the pharynx, mouth and nose to make a person’s voice.