Head & Neck
What is Head & Neck Cancer?
How common is head and neck cancer?
Head and neck cancer accounted for 3.6% of cancer diagnoses in 2020, making it the 7th most common cancer in Australia. In Australia, men are nearly 3 times more likely to develop head and neck cancer than women. The rate of head and neck cancer increases with age, and most patients are diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 70.
What are the different types of head and neck cancer?
What causes head and neck cancer?
What are the symptoms of head and neck cancer?
These symptoms could be caused by a number of conditions other than cancer. However, it is important that you consult a doctor for any symptoms that persist for more than a couple of weeks.
What is the treatment and prognosis of head and neck cancer?
Surgery is a common treatment for head and neck cancer. Surgery may be combined with both chemo- and radiation therapy. Targeted therapy, which is medication that specifically attacks cancer cells, is another treatment for some head and neck cancers.
At My ENT Specialist, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can be quite distressing. From thorough investigation and diagnosis, to comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment plans, as well as ongoing follow-up, our team is committed to ensuring that you receive excellent care.