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Head and neck cancer

Men and women discussing 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

The diagram below shows these parts of the head and neck.

Diagram showing the parts of the pharynx

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Updated: 30 September 2011