Head and Neck Cancer


Head and neck cancer is an overarching term used to describe any cancer within these regions. Though not an exhaustive list, mouth, throat, salivary gland, and nasal cancers all fall under this category. This type of cancer accounts for roughly 3% of all cancers within the United States with approximately 53,000 people diagnosed every year. The overwhelming majority of head and neck cancers present later in life and are related to tobacco and alcohol use.