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View in Spanish: Cáncer de laringe en estadio II

Stage II laryngeal cancer (luh-RIN-jul)
Cancer that is found in the larynx. The exact definition of stage II depends on where the cancer started. If it started in the supraglottis, then cancer is in more than one area of the supraglottis or glottis or region near the supraglottis. If it started in the glottis, then cancer has spread to the supraglottis and/or the subglottis, and/or the vocal cords do not move normally. If it started in the subglottis, then cancer has spread to the vocal cords, which may not move normally.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.