Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer Overview

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How many people get laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for laryngeal cancers in the United States for 2013 are:

  • About 12,260 new cases of laryngeal cancer
  • About 3,630 deaths from laryngeal cancer

The rate of new cases of laryngeal cancer is falling, most likely because fewer people are smoking.

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 13,930 new cases of cancer of the throat (pharynx) will occur in 2013. Only about 2,450 of these will start in the hypopharynx.


Last Medical Review: 01/22/2013
Last Revised: 01/22/2013