Friday, January 15, 2010

Head and Neck Cancers- How To Diagnose and Treat

In India head and neck cancers are one of the commonest cancers to affect mainly men and also women.
The main areas affected are the cheek, the jawbones, the lip, tongue and other areas like throat and voice box.

What causes these cancers?
Smoking and chewing tobacco is the commonest cause for mouth and throat cancers. People who don’t use tobacco have very less chance of getting head and neck cancers. Other important causes include, any irritant like sharp tooth, ill fitting dentures etc. Familial predisposition also plays a significant role.

Patients @Vydehi Hospital