What is head and neck cancer?
The head and neck cancer is a collective term that includes several different types of cancers. These cancer types are categorized by the area in which they begin. This includes the mouth (oral cavity), throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), sinuses and nose cavity, and salivary glands.
Mostly these cancers begin to develop in the lining of the throat, nose and mouth in form of squamous cell carcinomas. These can also begin in the salivary glands, though it’s relatively uncommon.
Location of head and neck cancer tumors and side effects of their treatment can cause difficulty in breathing, eating and swallowing.
Men are twice more likely than women to develop head and neck cancer.