Head and neck cancer
Head and neck cancer is a relatively uncommon type of cancer. Around 10,000 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year.
There are more than 30 areas within the head and neck where Predictive genetic test for cancer risk genes can develop, including the:
Oesophageal (gullet) cancer , thyroid cancer , brain tumours and eye cancer don't tend to be classified as a head and neck cancer.
Read about the main types of cancer that affect the head and neck including mouth cancer, thyroid cancer and laryngeal cancer.
Mouth cancer is the most common type of head and neck cancer. It can affect a number of areas in and around the mouth, including the: lips tongue inside of the cheeks floor or roof of the mouth gums
Salivary glands produce saliva, which keeps your mouth moist and helps withswallowing and digestion. There are three main pairs of salivary glands. They are the: parotid glands located between your
Nose and sinus cancer affects the nasal cavity (above the roof of your mouth) and the sinuses (the small, air-filled cavities inside the bones of the nose and within the cheekbones and forehead). The