Head and Neck Cancer

Malignancies of the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose, and salivary glands are all examples of head and neck cancers. Head and neck cancers are increased by tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, and infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn more about the many types of head and neck cancer and how they are treated by clicking on the links on this page. We also provide resources on prevention, screening, and remission.

These tumours can begin in a variety of ways—

In the sinus cavities (the spaces around the nose on the inside of the skull).
Inside the nose and behind the ear.
The tongue, gums, and roof of the mouth are all located in the mouth.
The pharynx (back of the mouth and throat) is divided into three sections: the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx.
The larynx is a part of the pharynx (voice box).
On the lips, despite the fact that cancer on the lips is rare.