The head and neck can be the tumor site for a variety of different cancers. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) estimates, cases of aerodigestive tract head and neck cancers comprise 3% of all cancer cases in the U.S. Around 63,000 new cases of head and neck cancers will be diagnosed this year, and ASCO projects about 13,000 deaths will occur this year from this group of diseases.
The 5-year survival rate for head and neck cancers varies, depending upon site, stage, tissue type and underlying health of the patient. Patient awareness can lead to early diagnosis, treatment and better outcomes.
Henry N. Ho, M.D., F.A.C.S., specializes in treating head and neck cancers at The Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates.
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