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Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in any part of the mouth or lips. Most oral cancers start in the lining of the lips or mouth where you have thin, flat cells called squamous cells. This type of cancer may also be called oral cavity cancer...

Hypopharyngeal Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Hypopharyngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the hypopharynx. The hypopharynx is the bottom part of the pharynx (throat). The pharynx is a hollow tube about 5 inches long that starts behind the nose, goes down the neck, and ends at the top of the trachea (windpipe) and...

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Nasopharyngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the nasopharynx. The nasopharynx is the upper part of the pharynx (throat) behind the nose. The pharynx is a hollow tube about 5 inches long that starts behind the nose and ends at the top of the trachea (windpipe) and esophagus...

Laryngeal Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the larynx. The larynx is a part of the throat, between the base of the tongue and the trachea. The larynx contains the vocal cords, which vibrate and make sound when air is directed against them. The sound echoes through the pharynx...

Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Oropharyngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the oropharynx. The oropharynx is the middle part of the pharynx (throat), behind the mouth. The pharynx is a hollow tube about 5 inches long that starts behind the nose and ends where the trachea (windpipe) and esophagus (tube...

Childhood Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Nasopharyngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the nasal cavity and throat. Nasopharyngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the nasopharynx. The nasopharynx is made of the nasal cavity (inside of the nose) and top part of the throat...

Childhood Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Oral cavity cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the mouth. The oral cavity includes the following: The front two thirds of the tongue. The gingiva (gums). The buccal mucosa (the lining of the inside of the cheeks). The floor (bottom) of the mouth under the tongue. The hard palate...

Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. Paranasal sinuses "Paranasal" means near the nose. The paranasal sinuses are hollow, air-filled spaces in the bones around the nose. The sinuses are lined with cells that...

Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Lip and oral cavity cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lips or mouth. The oral cavity includes the following: The front two thirds of the tongue. The gingiva (gums). The buccal mucosa (the lining of the inside of the cheeks). The floor (bottom) of the mouth under the tongue. The hard...

Oral Cavity, Pharyngeal, and Laryngeal Cancer Screening (PDQ): Screening - Patient Information [NCI]
Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. Scientists are trying to better understand which people are more likely to...

Oral Cavity, Pharyngeal, and Laryngeal Cancer Prevention (PDQ): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI]
Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer. To prevent new cancers from starting, scientists look at risk factors and protective...

Childhood Laryngeal Tumors Treatment (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the larynx. The larynx is a part of the throat, between the base of the tongue and the trachea (windpipe). The larynx contains the vocal cords, which vibrate and make sound when air is directed against them. The sound echoes through...

Childhood Midline Tract Carcinoma with NUT Gene Changes Treatment (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Childhood midline tract carcinoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the respiratory tract or other places along the middle of the body. The respiratory tract is made up of the nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. Midline tract carcinoma may also form in other places along the middle of...

Childhood Esthesioneuroblastoma Treatment (PDQ): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Esthesioneuroblastoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the olfactory bulb. The olfactory bulbs are found in the top part of the nasal cavity near the bone that separates the nasal cavity from the brain. The olfactory bulbs connect to the olfactory nerves (nerves that control smell)...

Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation (PDQ): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI]
Oral complications are common in cancer patients, especially those with head and neck cancer. Complications are new medical problems that occur during or after a disease, procedure, or treatment and that make recovery harder. The complications may be side effects of the disease or treatment, or they may have other...

Living With More Than One Health Problem
Many people have more than one long-term (chronic) health problem. You may be one of them. For example, you may have high blood pressure and diabetes, or you may have high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart failure. When you have more than one...