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Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

Definition of head and neck cancer: Cancer that arises in the head or neck region (in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx [voice box]). 

For an overview of head and neck cancer, see the NCI Fact Sheet, Head and Neck Cancers.

See the online booklets What You Need To Know About™ Oral Cancer and What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Larynx to learn about cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.

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