Head and neck cancer represents 3-4% of all cancers in the United States. This equates to about 65,000 patients. Ninety percent of those are SCCAs – Squamous Cell Carcinomas – which arise from the mucosal lining of the mouth and throat.
You could have a neck lump that does not respond to antibiotics, a non-healing ulcer in the mouth, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness of voice, or changes in speech. Mouth odor not explained by poor hygiene could also be a symptom.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please see your primary care physician immediately.
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