Head and neck cancer
This page tells you about head and neck cancer (cancers that start in the tissues and organs of the head and neck). Head and neck cancer is a general term that doctors use. It covers many different types of cancer.
To get the right information, you need to know exactly what type of head and neck cancer you, or your relative or friend, has. The links below take you to sections about
- Eye cancer
- Nasal and paranasal sinus cancer (cancers in the nasal cavity and in the sinuses around the nose)
- Nasopharyngeal cancer (the area that connects the back of the nose to the back of the mouth)
- Mouth and oropharyngeal cancer (cancers of the tongue, the gums, cheeks, lip and floor and roof of the mouth)
- Larynx or laryngeal cancer (cancer of the voice box)
- Oesophageal cancer (cancer of the food pipe or gullet)
- Salivary gland cancer
The diagram below shows these parts of the head and neck.
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