What Is Head And Neck Cancer ?
Head and Neck Cancer is the term used to describe a number of different cancerous tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses, and mouth.
Most head and neck cancer are squamous cell carcinomas. This type of cancer begins in the flat squamous cells that make up the thin layer of tissue on the surface of the structures in the Head and Neck. Directly beneath this lining, which is called the epithelium, some areas of the Head and Neck have a layer of moist tissue, called the mucosa.
Types Of Head And Neck Cancer
There are 5 main types of head and neck cancer, each named according to the part of the body where they develop.
Risk Factors ForHead And Neck Cancer
Symptoms OfHead And Neck Cancer
For the diagnosis and extent of the disease a set of investigations required would include
Treatment For Head And Neck Cancer
Treatment usually involves a multidisciplinary approach to care for each patient. The treatment will be customised considering the location, extent of the disease and other patient related factors. The treatment would involve the following