Head & Neck Cancer

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What Is Nasopharyngeal Cancer?

Nasopharyngeal cancer originates in the upper portion of the throat behind the nose. Untreated, it can spread. Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Nasopharyngeal cancer is considered a type of head and neck cancer. It originates in the...

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How Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Is Treated

Treatment for adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC or AdCC) typically involves surgery and some additional therapy like chemotherapy or radiation. Treatment for adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC or AdCC), a rare type of cancer that affects glandular tissue, is...

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What Does Throat Cancer Look Like?

Throat cancer can cause white patches, a lump in the throat or neck, ulcers, and other symptoms. Check out some pictures to know what to look for. Throat cancer is a subgroup of head and neck cancers. It typically refers to cancers that originate in...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

The exact cause of adenoid cystic carcinoma is unknown. Genetic factors like mutations and risk factors like smoking play some role. Find out more. Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a type of cancer that invades glands in your body. While rare, ACC...

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Esophagectomy: Everything You Need To Know

Esophagectomy surgery is a removes part or all of the tube between your mouth and stomach. Learn more about esophagectomy, its benefits and risks. An esophagectomy is a surgery performed to remove some or all of the esophagus. The esophagus is the...

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What Is Jaw Cancer?

Jaw cancer is a rare type of head and neck cancer. In general, most malignant (cancerous) tumors of the jaw grow in the back of the mouth. Learn more. Cancer rarely starts in the jaw. Sometimes, cysts or growths form in the jaw area, called...

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Gum Disease Linked to Head and Neck Cancer Risk

Gum disease can be associated with cancers of the head and neck. Good oral hygiene can reduce this risk and associated gingivitis and periodontitis. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a disorder that involves the periodontium (oral soft tissue...

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The 4 Types of Throat Cancer

Throat cancer encompasses cancers of the larynx, pharynx, oropharynx, and nasopharyngeal. Smoking and HPV infection are recognized risk factors. For many years, scientists believed that the biggest risk factor for developing throat cancer was...

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An Overview of Laryngeal Cancer

Laryngeal cancer is a cancer that affects the larynx, the organ we commonly know as the voice box. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Laryngeal cancer is a type of cancer that affects the larynx, the organ we commonly know as the...

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An Overview of Tongue Cancer

Cancer of the tongue can have a number of causes. It can also be life-threatening if not diagnosed at an early stage. Learn when to call your doctor. Cancer of the tongue makes up 2 percent of all cancers, but the incidence varies considerably...

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Laryngeal Cancer Is Very Treatable If Caught Early

Laryngeal cancer occurs at the level of the true vocal folds. This cancer is mostly caused by smoking. If caught early, it is quite treatable. Before the introduction of mass-produced cigarettes in the twentieth century, cancer of the larynx, or...

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