Head and neck cancer

organ system cancer that arises in the head or neck region (including the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx)
(Redirected from Throat cancer)

Head and neck cancer or throat cancer is a type of cancer which either beings in the lip, oral cavity (mouth), nasal cavity (inside the nose), paranasal sinuses, pharynx, and larynx. 90% of head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (SCCHN),[1] originating from the mucosal lining (epithelium) of these regions.[2] This cancer can be caused by drinking too much alcohol or chewing tobacco.

Head and neck cancer
Classification and external resources
ICD-10C07.-C14.
C32.-C33.
ICD-9140-149
MeSHD006258

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Types of head and neck cancer - Macmillan Cancer Support". www.macmillan.org.uk.
  2. "NCI fact sheet on head and neck cancer".