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Head & Neck Cancer

Get the latest medically reviewed information on head and neck cancer, including diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and patient stories.

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Living With

Neck Cancer Survivor Shares 6 Tips for Patients

HealthCentral spoke with Patrice, a 10-year cancer survivor, about her cancer journey and her tips for others going through similar diagnoses.

The Latest

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Tests

New Hope for Throat Cancer

There’s currently no screening test that can help identify HPV-related throat cancer early. But new research suggests we’re one step closer.

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Prevention

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer. So Why Aren’t More Kids Getting It?

What every parent needs to know about this potentially life-saving shot.

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Symptoms

Why Isn’t There an HPV Test for Men?

More and more men are being diagnosed with HPV-related cancers of the throat. So why aren’t they routinely screened for the virus?

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Treatment

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Terms to Know

Learn the meanings of common treatment terms like brachytherapy and dysphagia to better understand your care plan.

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Complications

Common Head and Neck Cancer Complications

Treatment for head and neck cancer can leave survivors with an array of challenges. Here are some common complications you should know about.

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Living With

Famous People Who Fought Head and Neck Cancer

Fact: Two U.S. presidents and one member of the Beatles dealt with head and neck cancer.

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Treatment

Common Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer

Learn 10 basic facts about treatments for head and neck cancers, including common treatment options like chemotherapy and radiation.

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Symptoms

Will Head and Neck Cancer Come Back?

Learn these important facts about head and neck cancer recurrence so you know what to watch for.

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Risk Factors

HPV and Head and Neck Cancer

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. And it's a rising cause of throat cancer. Learn how you can protect yourself.

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Diagnosis

Understanding Head and Neck Cancer Types

Head and neck cancer is a group of cancers that occur in the mouth, nose, and throat. Learn more about the most common types.

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

Kathleen Hall writes articles for consumer and health professionals as well as health care marketing material for corporate clients.

Rachel Zohn
Health Writer

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

Health News

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Risk Factors

Reflux Disease Linked to Several Cancers

Can GERD increase your risk of esophageal or head and neck cancer? Here's what the latest research says.

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Complications

Lockjaw After Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

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.

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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.