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Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Know the signs and symptoms of laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer. Find out how laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer is tested for, diagnosed, and staged. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Finding cancer early often allows for more successful treatment options. Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that's not always the case.

Stages and Outlook (Prognosis)

After a cancer diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent of cancer in the body and likely response to treatment.

Questions to Ask About Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Here are some questions you can ask your cancer care team to help you better understand your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.