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Head & Neck Cancer

Head & neck cancer

Head and neck cancers are cancers that start in the tissues and organs of the head and neck. They include cancers of the larynx (voice box), throat, lips, mouth, nose, and salivary glands.
Most types of head and neck cancer begin in squamous cells that line the moist surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, the mouth, nose, and throat).
Tobacco use, heavy alcohol use, and infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) increase the risk of many types of head and neck cancer.

Head & Neck Cancer Information

Canadian Cancer Society

For more detailed information regarding Head & Neck Cancer, including symptoms, screening, diagnosis etc. please use this link to access the Canadian Cancer Society website.