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11 Things a Head and Neck Cancer Doctor Wants You to Know

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UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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1. You need to understand your risk factors


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2. Watch for these warning signs


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3. Head and neck cancer treatment comes in several forms


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4. The stage of the cancer guides the treatment


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5. The location of the cancer can direct treatment, too


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6. Some head and neck cancers are more responsive to treatment than others


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7. HPV-related cancers are preventable


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8. Treatment comes with harsh side effects


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9. New treatments are on the horizon


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10. Advancements have improved surgery


UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

11. Why I became a head and neck cancer oncologist


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