Author | John Andrew Ridge, MD, PhD

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Head and Neck Tumors

June 02, 2016

This management guide covers the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, staging, and treatment of head and neck cancers (including tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, supraglottis, glottis, subglottis, and nasopharynx) using radiation, surgery, and medical treatment.

Head and neck tumors

February 18, 2011

In 2009, approximately 35,720 men and women (25,240 men and 10,480 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, and 7,600 will succumb to these diseases. Further, an estimated 12,290 men and women (9,920 men and 2,370 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, and 3,660 will die from this malignancy. Most patients with head and neck cancer have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis (regional nodal involvement in 43% and distant metastasis in 10%).

Cancer Management Chapter 1: Head and neck tumors

March 05, 2010

In 2009, approximately 35,720 men and women (25,240 men and 10,480 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx, and 7,600 will succumb to these diseases. Further, an estimated 12,290 men and women (9,920 men and 2,370 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, and 3,660 will die from this malignancy. Most patients with head and neck cancer have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis (regional nodal involvement in 43% and distant metastasis in 10%).

Head and Neck Tumors

April 15, 2009

In 2008, it was estimated that head and neck cancers comprised ­2% to 3% of all cancers in the United States and accounted for 1% to 2% of all cancer deaths. This total includes 22,900 cases of oral cavity cancer, 12,250 cases of laryngeal cancer, and 12,410 cases of pharyngeal cancer. Most patients with head and neck cancer have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis (regional nodal involvement in 43% and distant metastasis in 10%).