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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.

Risk Factors for Head and Neck Cancer

Quitting Smoking

Symptoms of Head and Neck Cancer

Diagnosing Head and Neck Cancer

Types of Head and Neck Cancers

Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer

External Beam Radiation Therapy


Possible Side Effects

Mouth Care