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Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer

 

Treating Physicians: Dr. Bruce Haffty, Dr. Sung Kim, Dr. Rahul R Parikh

This year, about 62,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and thyroid.

  • More than 25 percent of oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke or have other risk factors.
  • Rates of head and neck cancer are nearly twice as high in men and are greatest in men over age 50.