Head and Neck Cancers
Mouth cancers are the common cancers which affect the area of the head and neck. They usually develop from cells that line the mouth or cover the tongue and commonly found in the lips, tongue or the floor of the mouth.
The paranasal sinuses are the spaces within the bones behind the nose and cheeks and nasal cavity.
Salivary glands make saliva (spit) in the mouth. Saliva moistens the mouth and helps food to slide down into the stomach.
The nasopharynx connects the nose to the back of the mouth. Most nasopharyngeal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas.
The oropharynx is the part of the throat that is directly behind the mouth. Its main functions are speaking and swallowing. The most common type of oropharyngeal cancer is squamous cell carcinoma.
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