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.

New robotic head and neck cancer surgery preserves speech, without scarring
Sep 07 10


Coffee may cut risk of head and neck cancers
Jun 22 10


HPV-Positive Tumor Status Indicates Better Survival in Patients with Oropharyngeal Cancer
Jun 08 10


Vaccine against deadly brain cancer shows promise
Jun 02 10


Genetics of children’s brain tumour unlocked
May 18 10


WHO study has no clear answer on phones and cancer
May 17 10


Ten Minutes That Could Save Your Life
Apr 07 10


Sex virus blamed for rise in head and neck cancers
Mar 26 10


Tobacco use linked to worse outcomes in HPV-positive head and neck cancer, U-M study finds
Feb 15 10


Study finds no brain tumor link with mobile phones
Dec 04 09


Acrylamide not tied to thyroid, head-neck cancers
Nov 12 09


Does Green Tea Prevent Cancer? Evidence Continues to Brew, But Questions Remain
Nov 05 09


Brain trouble often persists after brain cancer
Nov 03 09


Rare Head and Neck Cancer Linked to HPV
Oct 08 09


Physical activity in adolescence associated with decreased risk of brain cancer in adulthood
Oct 07 09


Study finds 231 new genes associated with head and neck cancer
Oct 05 09


Brain Cancer Experts and Resources at Johns Hopkins
Aug 27 09


Could smoking pot cut risk of head, neck cancer?
Aug 26 09


Sensitizing tumor response to cancer therapy
Aug 05 09


A Crystal Ball for Brain Cancer?
Jul 31 09


Variations in Five Genes Raise Risk for Most Common Brain Tumors
Jul 06 09


Psychiatric symptoms can be first sign of cancer
Jun 29 09


Potential for non-invasive brain tumor treatment
Jun 16 09


Cotton-Seed Based Drug Shows Promise in Treating Severe Brain Cancer
May 28 09


UVA Brain Cancer Trials Lead to FDA Accelerated Approval of Medication
May 07 09


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