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Each year, more than 1 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. We’re familiar with the more common types — cancers of the breast, lungs, and prostate, for example— but did you know about 4 percent of cancers occur in the head and neck?

Head and neck cancer is the general category for a variety of troubles within the mouth, throat, lymph nodes and nasal and sinus cavities (note: brain cancer falls into its own category, which is why it’s not touched on in this article). Men are twice as likely as women to develop these cancers; people who use tobacco and drink alcohol are also at higher risk.


Diana Ayling