Head and Neck Cancer Types

Types of head and neck cancer, include:
  •     Cancer of the hypopharynx. Cancer cells are found in the tissues of the bottom part of the throat.
  •     Cancer of the nasopharynx. Cancer cells are found in the tissues of the upper part of the throat, located behind the nose.
  •     Cancer of the oropharynx. Cancer cells are found in the middle part of the throat.
  •     Cancer of the paranasal sinus and nasal cavity. Cancer cells are found in the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity.
  •     Cancer of the salivary gland. Cancer cells are found in the salivary glands. They are found just below the tongue, on the sides of the face in front of the ears, and under the jawbone.
Metastatic squamous neck cancer with occult primary. In this type of head and neck cancer, squamous cell cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the neck. If the doctor cannot find out where the cancer started, it is called metastatic squamous cell cancer with occult (unknown) primary site.

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