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To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) asks its medical experts to develop evidence-based recommendations for preserving the larynx during cancer treatment. This guide for patients is based on ASCO's recommendations.
- Cancer of the larynx and its treatment can affect how a person speaks, eats, and breathes.
- It is often possible to preserve the larynx during treatment of laryngeal cancer; talk with your doctor about treatment options that will preserve the larynx.
- Laryngeal cancer is best treated with a team of doctors and other specialists that can provide support and rehabilitation services.