Head Neck Cancer

  • 1. What is Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Head and neck cancer is concerned with different types of cancerous growth that develop in the head and neck region. It occurs in the mouth, throat, tongue, larynx, pharynx, salivary glands, nose or sinuses. In situ, head and neck cancers are carcinoma if the cancer is only in ...
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  • 2. Statistics of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Head and neck cancers account for around 4% of all cancers in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 66,630 people- 17,890 women and 48,740 men will develop head and neck cancer this year. The probability of men developing the cancer is twice that of women develo...
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  • 3. Head and Neck Cancer - Medical Illustrations
  • Head and neck cancer predominantly occur in the oral cavity, nasal cavity, salivary glands, sinuses, larynx, pharynx, skin (on the face and neck) etc. The following image depicts the main body parts affected by head and neck cancers. The image depicts in detail the location of the oral ca...
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  • 4. Risk Factors of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer (head and neck cancer) among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors also develop cancer. The common risk factors for head and neck cancer are tobacco and alcohol. 70% to 80% of head and neck cancers are caused by...
  • 5. Prevention for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Different factors are responsible for different types of head and neck cancers. There is no clear-cut preventive measure to curb head and neck cancers. Still, a person can lower their risk of developing head and neck cancers by following a healthy lifestyle and avoiding risky b...
  • 6. Causes of Head and Neck Cancers
  • Executive Summary Head and neck cancers refer to cancers that begin in the head and neck region. Different factors are known to cause head and neck cancers. Most cancers result from genetic mutations, where normal cells undergo rapid growth and change. Tobacco and alcohol use are primary factors...
  • 7. Screening of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Cancer screening employs the systematic application of various tests to detect cancer. The primary aim of screening for head and neck cancer includes detecting the disease, thereby limiting deaths due to late diagnosis and treatment and lowering the number of people who develop...
  • 8. Signs and Symptoms of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Head and neck cancer is diagnosed based on its symptoms. The most common symptoms of head and neck cancer include the presence of a sore or swelling that doesn’t heal, presence of a lump, bump or mass in the neck and head region, sore throat, and presence of white or red patc...
  • 9. Diagnosis for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Different tests are available to diagnose the development of head and neck cancer, depending on signs and symptoms, age and health status, types of tumor, and earlier medical tests. Physical examination, imaging tests, and biopsies are the diagnostic approaches for diagnosing h...
  • 10. Types of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Cancer Head and neck cancer is different types of cancerous growth that develop in the head and neck region. However, other head and neck cancers depend upon the body parts where they occur. The different head and neck cancer types include oropharyngeal cancer, hypopharyngeal cancer, l...
  • 11. Stages of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary The head and neck cancer stages help determine the tumor’s location and metastasis. The staging system for head and neck cancer uses diagnostic tests. Thus TNM staging system helps in classifying the stages of head and neck cancer. There are five head and neck cancer stages ...
  • 12. Types of Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Treatment (head and neck cancer) recommendations depend upon the size, grade, and type of tumor, metastasis, possible side effects, and patient’s preferences and overall health. The common treatment for head and neck cancer involves surgery (laser technology, excision, lymph ...
  • 13. Clinical Trials About Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered to be a better method for treating head and neck cancer. These clinical trials include the research of new drugs, different combinations of treatments, new approaches to surgery, and new therapies. New treatments with better efficacy and safety ar...
  • 14. Latest Research on Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Several latest research studies are underway to seek more information on head and neck cancer prevention methods, diagnostic process at the initial phase, and best treatment strategies. At the same time, certain studies analyze various drugs that can effectively treat head and...
  • 15. Coping with Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Treatments of head and neck cancer result in causing various side effects and changes to the body of the patient and the results of treatment show variations among the patients. Sometimes the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition evolves with different...
  • 16. Follow-Up Care for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for head and neck cancer refers to the after-treatment protocols conducted by the healthcare team to look after recurrence, manage the side effects, and monitor the overall health of the patient. There will be medical and physical examinations included in the fol...
  • 17. Survivorship of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins immediately after the diagnosis of head and neck cancer. The patients who are going through treatment and whose disease conditions are cured after the treatment are called cancer survivors. Survival is considered one of the most challenging aspects of the ge...
  • 18. Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team About Head and Neck Cancer
  • Patients will have a lot of queries in their minds concerning their disease condition. Open communication with the doctor and health care team is crucial in making informed choices regarding cancer treatment and care, hence below is a list of questions patients can ask their healthcare team regardi...
  • 19. Additional Resources for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Below are some links that can provide ample information regarding head and neck cancers, covering all aspects of the disease. These links will help render truthful information regarding different head and neck cancer types, their diagnosis, symptoms and signs, risk factors, treatments and post-trea...