Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer Overview

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How many people get laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for laryngeal cancers in the United States for 2015 are:

  • About 13, 560 new cases of laryngeal cancer
  • About 3,640 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 15,520 new cases of cancer of the throat (pharynx) will occur in 2015. Only about 3,400 of these will start in the hypopharynx.


Last Medical Review: 04/08/2014
Last Revised: 01/13/2015