Causes and Risk Factors of Laryngeal Cancer

Reading time: 1 min

The most significant risk factors for developing laryngeal cancer are exposure to tobacco and alcohol. 90-95% of patients with laryngeal cancer are regular smokers, and 85% are regular drinkers. Higher consumption usually means earlier onset of the disease.

There are other, less relevant, factors that may predispose someone to laryngeal cancer, including the presence of chronic inflammation (gastro-oesophageal reflux), exposure to industrial agents such as asbestos, nickel or combustion products (petroleum derivatives), and exposure to the papilloma virus, although this is rare in our environment.

What is Cancer?

General information about Cancer

Read more
The donations that can be done through this webpage are exclusively for the benefit of Hospital Clínic of Barcelona through Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica and not for BBVA Foundation, entity that collaborates with the project of PortalClínic.


Receive the latest updates related to this content.

Thank you for subscribing!

If this is the first time you subscribe you will receive a confirmation email, check your inbox

An error occurred and we were unable to send your data, please try again later.