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Laryngeal Cancer

Risk Factors for Laryngeal Cancer

Risk factors include:

  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Poor nutrition
  • Infection with human papillomavirus
  • Weakened immune system
  • Gender--laryngeal cancer is more common in men than in women
  • Age--average age is 62
  • Race--more common in African Americans
  • GERD--gastroesophageal reflux disease is a risk factor for esophageal cancer and is being studied as a possible risk factor for laryngeal cancer 

Locations for Laryngeal Cancer