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Laryngeal Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for laryngeal cancer?

  • In 2018, about 13,150 people will be told they have laryngeal cancer.

  • Approximately 3,710 people will die of this cancer this year.

  • Just over half (60%) of laryngeal cancers start in the part of the throat, called the glottis, that contains the vocal cords. About one-third (35%) of laryngeal cancers start in the area above the vocal cords, called the supraglottis.

Source: American Cancer Society 

Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Gersten, Todd, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 2/1/2018
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