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Also called the windpipe, the trachea connects the voice box (larynx) with the 2 large breathing tubes that lead into the lungs (bronchi) and serves as the main passage for air coming from the nose and mouth into the bronchi and lungs.

Tumors that originate in the trachea (windpipe) are rare. Tumors that metastasize (spread) to the trachea from other areas, such as the thyroid, esophagus, larynx (voice box) or lung, are more common



There are several options for treating tracheal tumors. Some treatments are for cure and some are aimed at reducing symptoms

The surgeon may be able to remove an early, local cancer completely. They do this by removing the section of trachea where the cancer is, and then joining the cut ends back together.

Information acquired from cedars-sinai.edu