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Cancer of Larynx
(vocal cord cancer, throat cancer, laryngeal cancer)

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General Information

  • What you need to know about Laryngeal Cancer - An important booklet from the National Cancer Institute. Highly recommended by Oncologists for initial reading of patients and general public.
  • Medicine Net - MedNet Encyclopedia Article.  Description of larynx and larynx cancer, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and methods, new studies, side effects, post-surgery rehabilitation, new voice options, and support groups.
  • Cancer of the Larynx - Excellent introduction to diagnosis and treatment with comprehensive links from a survivor's perspective.
  • The Head and Neck Surgery Clinic of Houston - This site provides more detailed information on cancer of the subdivision of the larynx, i.e., True Cord Cancer, Supraglottic Cancer, and Subglottic Squamous Cell Carcinoma; other oral cancers are also addressed.
  • Harvard Head and Neck Oncology Program - program that meets the needs of patients with cancers of the head and neck and their referring physicians.
  • Laryngeal Cancer : The Basics - A patients' introduction to diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation.
  • Head and Neck Cancer Information for Patients
  • Detecting Oral Cavity Cancer
    Mouth and throat cancers are close at hand for examination but go undetected for lack of expertise. A guide to the correct examination from the National Institute of Dental Research.
  • Warning Signs of Head and Neck Cancer - Patient information about the causes and symptoms of head and neck cancer - from the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
  • Throat Anatomy - An atlas of the human head and neck area.

Symptoms & Diagnosis Of Cancer Of The Larynx - Information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

 • HealthSCOUT - Laryngeal Cancer - Another good explanation of Larynx Cancer - symptoms, treatments, clinical trials, definition of terms, many links to further information.
 •Warning Signs of Head and Neck Cancer - Patient information about the causes and symptoms of head and neck cancer - from the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
 • Cause and Prevention of the Cancer of Larynx - Information provided by National Cancer Institute.
 • Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma - Local Control by Radiation Therapy
Aggressive radiation therapy provides excellent prospects for local control and ultimate cure; the price may be neurological complications in the critical area around the base of the skull.
 • Craniofacial Surgery for Skull Base Tumors 
Review of results of this complex surgical technique in selected patients confirm its safety and effectiveness at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
 • Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation - information for patients and practioners who have or treat head and neck cancer.
Cancer Treatment
 • Patient's Information from NCI - The National Cancer Institute's PDQ Database provides comprehensive, timely summary statements of current treatment of the disease.
 • Treatment of Laryngeal Cancer - Detailed information about the latest treatment from the American Cancer Society.
 •Hyperfractionated Chemoradiotherapy for Advanced Head and Neck Cancer - For disease too advanced for surgery, the addition of chemotherapy to radiation makes a major difference in control and outcome. From NEJM.
Questions and Answers:
FAQ about Laryngeal Cancer - Get answers from the American Cancer Society.
After Treatment
Side Effect/Complication from Treatment - Information from the National Cancer Institute
Rehabilitation, Follow-up & Living With Cancer Of The Larynx - Information provided by National Cancer Institute.
  Voice Rehabilitation After Total Laryngectomy - Written by Dr. Wilko Grolman in the Netherlands, this Site discusses the different voice rehabilitation techniques available after a total laryngectomy. Many topics are illustrated by images explaining the differences between voice rehabilitation methods.
Salagen - Pilocarpine hydrochloride, used to treat dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients and for Sjogrens syndrome.
Clinical Studies 
Support Groups
American Academy of Otolaryngology
The International Assoc. of Laryngectomees

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