Head and neck cancers are a broad category of cancers that occur in the head and neck region.
Types of head and neck cancers include:
- Floor of mouth cancer
- Lip cancer
- Mouth cancer
- Nasal cavity cancer
- Nasopharyngeal cancer
- Paranasal sinus cancer
- Parathyroid cancer
- Salivary gland cancer
- Soft palate cancer
- Throat cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Tongue cancer
- Tonsil cancer
Treatment depends on the type, location and size of your cancer. Treatment for head and neck cancers often involves surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Rehabilitation specialists and other experts often work with people who experience hearing loss, difficulty eating or difficulty speaking as a result of head and neck cancers.
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