Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer develops from tissues in the mouth, larynx, salivary glands, nose, sinuses or the skin of the face. Symptoms predominantly include a sore that does not... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Oncology, oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Symptoms:  Lump or sore that does not heal, sore throat that does not go away, trouble swallowing, change in the voice
  • Risk factors:  Alcohol, tobacco, betel quid, human papillomavirus, radiation exposure, certain workplace exposures, Epstein-Barr virus
  • Diagnostic method:  Tissue biopsy
  • Prevention:  Not using tobacco or alcohol
  • Treatment:  Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy
  • Frequency:  5.5 million (affected during 2015)
  • Deaths:  379,000 (2015)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo