Laryngeal (larynx) cancer
It's thought that most laryngeal cancers can be prevented by adopting ahealthy lifestyle.
Avoidingtobacco products, cutting down on how much alcohol you drink andhaving a healthy diet are particularly important in reducing your chances of developing the condition.
Using tobacco products increases your chances of developing several different types of cancer, including laryngeal cancer.
Tobacco comes in many forms, including:
If you smoke or use other tobacco products, stopping will have both short- and long-term health benefits, including significantly reducing your risk of developing laryngeal cancer.
If you decide to stop smoking, your GP can refer you to anNHSstop smoking service,which can help you give up. You can also call the NHSSmoking Helpline on0300 123 1044specially trained helpline staff can offer free expert advice and support.
If you want to stopsmoking, but don't want to be referred to a stop smoking service, your GP should be able to prescribe medical treatment to help with any withdrawal symptoms you may have.
You may need additional treatment, which could include counselling, group work or medication.
This type of diet is sometimes known as a "Mediterranean diet".
Eating plenty of fruitand vegetables each day may help to reduce your chances of developing many types of cancer, including laryngeal cancer.
Read aboutfood and diet and healthy eating for more information and advice.
Read about laryngeal cancer, including the symptoms, causes, treatments and outlook.
Find out why laryngeal cancer develops and what can increase your chances of developing the condition.
Read about the tests you might have to diagnose laryngeal cancer and find out what the different stages and grades of the condition mean.
Read about how laryngeal cancer is treated and what the main treatments involve.
Read about what happens after having surgery for laryngeal cancer, including how you will breathe and speak after the procedure.
Read about the steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing laryngeal cancer.