Voice Box Cancer Prevention

There isn’t any way to prevent voice box cancer that we know of. However, we do know there are certain risk factors for voice box cancer, including:

  • Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Exposure to certain chemicals
  • Poor nutrition
  • HPV, or human papillomavirus, which can be prevented with the HPV vaccine

Quitting your use of tobacco products and alcohol and getting the HPV vaccine before you’re sexually active can help reduce your risk of developing voice box cancer.

Learn more

For more information on the diagnosis, treatment and more of voice box cancer, visit our voice box cancer information pages below.

Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.