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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de cabeza y cuello

Head and neck cancer ( KAN-ser)
Cancer that arises in the head or neck region (in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx [voice box]).



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.