Head and Neck Cancer—Patient Version

Overview

Head and neck cancers include cancers in the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose, and salivary glands. Tobacco use, heavy alcohol use, and infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) increase the risk of head and neck cancers. Explore the links on this page to learn more about the different types of head and neck cancer and how they are treated. We also have information about prevention, screening, research, clinical trials, and more.

Causes & Prevention

Screening

PDQ Screening Information for Patients

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

Feelings and Cancer Adjusting to Cancer Support for Caregivers Survivorship Advanced Cancer Managing Cancer Care