Head & Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers develop from uncontrolled cell growth of tissue in the nose, sinuses, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands and lymph nodes in the neck. Head and neck cancers are typically categorized by the area of the head or neck in which the cancer originates. Alcohol, tobacco and HPV exposure are the most common risk factors linked to some head and neck cancers. Treatment for these cancers can include a combination of therapies: 

  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy

 Rehabilitation is encouraged to help head and neck cancer patients with any speech, swallowing, voice and other side effects that may arise from the disease and or its treatment.

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