Head and neck cancer

organ system cancer in the head or neck region
(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
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  1. "Types of head and neck cancer - Macmillan Cancer Support". www.macmillan.org.uk.
  2. "NCI fact sheet on head and neck cancer".