Head & Neck Cancer

Get Speech and Eating Help After Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer treatment can lead to difficulties eating and communicating, but there is therapy available to help.

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How a Dentist’s Brush With Throat Cancer Changed How He Cares for Patients

Bruce, a dentist with 40 years of experience, knew the importance of oral cancer screening. But he never expected to be diagnosed with the cancer himself.

By Sheila M. Eldred

What Are the Different Types of Head and Neck Cancer?

Head and neck cancer is a group of different cancers in the mouth, nose, and throat. Learn about the main types here.

By Lara DeSanto

Throat Cancer: What You Need to Know

Learn more about this group of cancers, from risk factors to treatments.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

What's in a Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care Plan?

A care plan ensures that you and your doctors are on the same page about your post-cancer treatment.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Throat Cancer Patient Discusses Two Cancer Type Treatments

Anne Pirrera’s throat cancer had returned when she learned she had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Here she talks about living with two cancer types.

By Elizabeth Millard

Meet the Experts

Sheila M. Eldred

Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Kathleen Hall, MBA

Health Writer

Rachel Zohn

Health Writer

Rachel Zohn is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body.

Sheila M. Eldred

Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Health News

Reflux Disease May Be Linked to Several Cancers

Can GERD increase your risk of esophageal or head and neck cancer?

Lockjaw After Head and Neck Cancer Treatment: What You Should Know

Trismus, or “lockjaw,” is a common complication for people with head and neck cancer. Here’s why it happens and what you can do about it.

New Generic Drug Could Improve Treatment for Opioid Dependence

The approved the first generic versions of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film for the treatment of opioid dependence to improve access to these medications for people who need them.