Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a rare type of eye cancer. It most commonly affects children under the age of 5. One or both eyes can be affected.

Nasal and paranasal sinus cancer

Cancer can start in the lining of the nasal cavity (the nose) or in the paranasal sinuses, which are are small, air filled spaces within the bones close to the nasal cavity.

Mouth and oropharyngeal cancer

Mouth cancer can start in the lips, gums or soft sides of your mouth. The oropharynx is the part of the throat (pharynx) just behind the mouth. Cancer starting in the oropharynx is called oropharyngeal cancer. 

Laryngeal cancer

Laryngeal cancer is a rare cancer that starts in the voice box (larynx). It mostly affects people over 40 and affects more men than women. Find out more about the symptoms, treatment and coping with it.

Oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer starts in the food pipe, also known as your oesophagus or gullet. The oesophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.

Salivary gland cancer

There are several different types, including mucoepidermoid cancers, acinic cell cancer and adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Tonsil cancer

Cancer of the tonsil develops in the part of the throat just behind your mouth, called the oropharynx. It is a type of head and neck cancer.

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer starts in the area behind the nose, where it meets the throat (the nasopharynx). Find out about symptoms, causes, tests, treatment and about coping with it. 

Throat cancer

Throat cancer can mean cancer that starts in any of the different structures and areas within the throat. Find out about the different types of throat cancer.

Cancer of the ear

There are 3 parts to the ear. These are the outer, middle or inner ear. Although rare, cancer can affect all of these parts. 

Last reviewed: 
30 Sep 2011

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