What is it?

Malignant Neoplasm of head, face and neck usually begin in the squamous cells in the mouth, throat and voice box. Other locations for head and neck cancers may include the salivary glands, sinuses, muscles or nerves. If these cancers spread, it is usually locally or to the neck’s lymph nodes. Risk factors may include alcohol consumption, smoking, HPV infections, industrial exposures, radiation exposure, EBV infections, chinese ancestry and underlying genetic disorder such as Fanconi anemia.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Cancer of the nose, glioma
- Cancer of the tip of nose

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include white patches on the linings of the oral cavity, swelling of the jaws, unusual bleeding, difficulty swallowing, pain in the neck or throat, pain or ringing in the ears, trouble hearing, trouble breathing or speaking, blocked sinuses, sinus infections that would not go away with antibiotics, headaches, nosebleeds, swelling in the salivary glands, numbness or paralysis of the face muscles.


Diagnosis of malignant Neoplasm of head, face and neck usually begins with medical history and physical examination. Imaging tests may be performed as well, and a biopsy will usually give the final diagnosis.


Treatment for malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck usually includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy., targeted therapy, immunotherapy or a combination of treatments.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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