Head and neck cancers are rare. The following areas may be affected:
The larynx is the most common site, and a similar number of thyroid cancers are diagnosed.
As with many types of cancer the risk of developing a head and neck cancer increases as people get older, and it is mostly diagnosed in people over 50.
It is important to know which type of cancer you are looking for
information on. If you are not clear ask your consultant, clinical nurse
specialist or keyworker.
Please refer to the correct page on our website for further specific information.
You can visit the NHS Choices website for information on cancer support groups in your area