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Head and Neck Conditions

  • What are Head and Neck Conditions?

    Head and neck conditions refer mainly to tumours that affect the head and neck areas including the nose and sinuses, the nasopharynx (area behind the nose just above the mouth and throat), the oral cavity (mouth), the thyroid glands (below the voice box), the oropharynx (throat), the larynx (voice box), the hypopharynx (inlet into the throat) and the salivary gland. These tumours can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Anyone with neck lumps should have them seen to by a doctor.

  • The risk factors for head and neck cancer can vary depending on the condition and the location of the cancer. However the most important ones are:

    • Alcohol use
    • Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection
    • Tobacco use
  • The symptoms of head and neck cancers depend on the type of condition. Some of the general symptoms include:

    • A lump on the neck
    • Constant pain in the face or mouth
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Hoarseness of voice
    • Neck pain
    • Chronic mouth and tongue ulcers (sores)
    • Sore throat
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