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epiglottis

[ep-uh-GLOT-is] a thin, valve-like, cartilage structure at the root of the tongue that covers the glottis (the vocal cord area) when you swallow. This keeps food and drink from getting into the windpipe (trachea).

How are laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers staged?

... The false vocal cords (or ventricular bands); Arytenoids; Suprahyoid
epiglottis; Infrahyoid epiglottis; Aryepiglottic folds. Vocal ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-staging

What are laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers?

... It contains the epiglottis, which closes off the larynx when you swallow
to keep food and fluids from going into your lungs. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-what-is-laryngealand-hypopharyngeal

Cancer Glossary

... oropharynx Search [or-oh-FAIR-ingks]. the part of the throat (pharynx) below
the soft palate and above the epiglottis, mostly behind the mouth. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=o

What are laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers?

... sections: The supraglottis is the area above the vocal cords. It includes
the epiglottis, which closes off when you swallow food. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/overviewguide/laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-overview-laryngealand-hypopharyngeal

Cancer Glossary

... It extends from above the soft palate, behind the mouth, down to the
epiglottis. See also epiglottis, oropharynx, nasopharynx. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=p

Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

... The supraglottis is the area above the vocal cords. It contains the epiglottis,
which closes ... swallow. The epiglottis and vocal cords ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003108-pdf.pdf

Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Overview

... The larynx has 3 main sections: • The supraglottis is the area above the vocal
cords. It includes the epiglottis, which ... The epiglottis and vocal cords ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003216-pdf.pdf

Survival rates for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers

... They know your situation best. Supraglottis (the larynx above the vocal cords,
including the epiglottis). Stage. 5-year relative survival rates. I. 59%. II. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/overviewguide/laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-overview-survival-rates

Cancer Glossary

... epiglottis Search [ep-uh-GLOT-is]. a thin, valve-like, cartilage structure at the
root of the tongue that covers the glottis (the vocal cord area) when you ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=e

Special Section: Cancers with Increasing Incidence Trends in ...

... fold increased risk of oropharyngeal can- cer, specifically for squamous cell
carcinomas of the base of the tongue, tonsil, and epiglottis.11 Sexual ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-038827.pdf