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Head and Neck Cancer Recurrence: How Likely Is It?

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What are the Chances That Head and Neck Cancer Will Recur?


Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
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What If the Cancer is Related to Earlier HPV Infection?


Woman with a sore throat is holding her aching throat.
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Where Does Head and Neck Cancer Usually Recur?


Man having trouble swallowing while drinking a glass of water.
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If a Recurrence is in the Mouth or Throat, What are the Symptoms?


Man with ear pain holding his ear.
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Can It Recur in the Sinuses? If So, What Are the Symptoms?


Man smelling his bad breath.
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What Other Symptoms Could Indicate a Recurrence?


Doctor talking to a senior patient.
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Why Is It Important to Catch a Recurrence Early?


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What Are the Recommendations for Follow-up Care?


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So How Often Should I See a Doctor for Surveillance?


Woman getting a CT scan.
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How Often Should I See a Doctor for Screening and Early Detection of a Second Primary Cancer?


Man talking about struggles with a therapist.
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Can My Doctor Help Me With Anxiety About a Possible Recurrence?


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Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Risk of Recurrence or a Second Primary Cancer


Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

@judithebbert

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.