Head and neck cancer refers to cancers affecting the mouth, sinuses, nose, throat, neck and ears. These cancers occur when abnormal cells in and around these areas begin to grow uncontrollably. Both men and women can develop head and neck cancer, although men are affected about twice as often as women.
Treatment varies depending on the location of the tumor, but usually includes radiation, surgery, chemotherapy or a combination of these therapies. If the cancer is treated early, survival rates are good. However, symptoms can be subtle, so it’s important to pay attention to the warning signs and avoid known risks.
Renown Health's Institute for Cancer has a multidisciplinary approach to head and neck cancer treatment. We offer screening, diagnosis, treatment options and supportive services specific to your type of cancer and individual needs.
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