Cancer types

Introduction

Head and neck cancers are cancers which occur in the tissues and organs of the head and neck. These include cancers of the mouth, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), salivary glands, sinuses, ear and nose.

There are many different types of cancer within the head and neck and they are treated according to the area where they started. The following links will help you to identify the different types of head and neck cancer.

If you are unsure about the name of your cancer please check with your doctor or specialist nurse to ensure you are looking for information in the right section.

If you have been affected by cancer in some way and would like to talk to someone about what you have read or need help finding information - you are welcome to drop into any Maggie’s Centre or to visit Maggie’s Online Centre and talk with a cancer support specialist.