Tag Archives: Cancers of the Head and Neck

Life After Head and Neck Cancer

Any cancer survivor will tell you that cancer is no walk in the park.

Having survived cancer is something to celebrate and rejoice about. However it can take a while for cancer survivors to look in the mirror and start smiling again.

Patients with head and neck cancers face many challenges that can affect their quality of life. Many of the post surgical side-effects can result in speech dysfunction or facial disfigurement. In addition, organ-sparing chemo radiation treatments can result in difficulty in swallowing, dry mouth, and dental damage. Continue reading Life After Head and Neck Cancer

All About Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

According to a 2017 study of the American Cancer Society, it is estimated about 49,670 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer.  And an estimated 9,700 people will die of these cancers. Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, floor of the mouth, soft and hard palate, sinuses and throat. Continue reading All About Oral, Head and Neck Cancers