Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer)
Throat cancer (larynx cancer) facts*
What is the larynx?
The larynx is an organ in your throat. It's at the front of your neck.
This organ is about 2 inches (5 centimeters) wide, which is about the size of a lime.
The larynx is also called the voice box. It has two bands of muscle that form the vocal cords. The cartilage at the front of the larynx is sometimes called the Adam's apple.
The larynx has three main parts:
Your larynx opens or closes to allow you to breathe, talk, or swallow:
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