Head and Neck Cancer News

What is Head and Neck cancer?

Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, inside the mouth, the nose, and the throat). These squamous cell cancers are often referred to as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Head and neck cancers can also begin in the salivary glands, but salivary gland cancers are relatively uncommon. Salivary glands contain many different types of cells that can become cancerous, so there are many different types of salivary gland cancer.

Cancers of the head and neck are further categorized by the area of the head or neck in which they begin.

Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of these deaths. In the United States, up to 200,000 people die each year from smoking-related illnesses. The good news is that this figure has decreased due to the increasing number of Americans who have quit smoking. The bad news is that some of these smokers switched to smokeless or spit tobacco, assuming it is a safe alternative.

Brain metastases hijack neuron-supporting cells to resist chemotherapy
Apr 20 09


New Imaging Analysis Predicts Brain Tumor Survival
Apr 20 09


Scientists Identify Chemical Compound That May Stop Deadly Brain Tumors
Apr 13 09


Researchers Find Marker for Severity in Adult Brain Cancer
Apr 01 09


High dosage brachytherapy obtains excellent results in head and neck tumors
Mar 28 09


Researchers Identify Genetic Markers for Aggressive Head and Neck Cancer
Mar 18 09


Brain tumors: New therapy surprisingly successful
Mar 06 09


Blood Pressure Compound May Benefit Brain Tumor Patients
Feb 18 09


Head and neck cancer worse in blacks
Dec 05 08


Researchers Identify Best Treatments for Long-Term Survival in Brain Tumor Patients
Dec 04 08


Oral rinses used for tracking HPV-positive head and neck cancers holds promise for cancer screening
Oct 31 08


Do cell phones increase brain cancer risk?
Oct 20 08


News from Cancer: Disparities in head and neck cancer patients
Oct 06 08


Family History of Brain Tumors Linked to Increased Risk of Brain Cancer
Sep 23 08


Blue light used to harden tooth fillings stunts tumor growth
Jun 24 08


New treatment combination proves safe, effective for head and neck cancer patients
Jun 03 08


Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Dysfunction in Head and Neck Cancer Patients After Neck Dissection
May 31 08


Gene therapy increases survival for end-stage head and neck cancer
May 28 08


Antidepressant may help head/neck cancer patients
May 26 08


Fruit, veggies may lower head and neck cancer risk
May 26 08


Tooth Loss Linked to Esophageal, Head and Neck, and Lung Cancer
May 14 08


New Surgery Improves Head & Neck Cancer Treatment
Apr 30 08


A Window to Genetic Properties of Brain Tumors
Mar 25 08


New technique holds promise for rare eye cancer
Mar 19 08


Signaling System Found that Halts the Growth of a Childhood Brain Cancer
Mar 17 08


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