Medical Definition of Head and neck cancer
Head and neck cancer: The common carcinomas of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx as well as other tumors that affect the head and neck.
- Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
- Lip and oral cavity cancer
- Nasopharyngeal cancer
- Oropharyngeal cancer
- Hypopharyngeal cancer
- Laryngeal cancer
- Salivary gland cancer
- Parathyroid cancer
- Thyroid cancer
There are also metastatic head and neck cancers in which the primary tumor where the cancer originated may or may not be known.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 6/9/2016
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