Head and Neck Cancers are more on the rarer end of the scale, with about 13,000 cases diagnosed in the UK each year.
There are over 30 types of Head and Neck Cancers, which can include:
- Thyroid Gland
- Salivary Glands
- Nose and Sinuses
One of the most common Head and Neck Cancers is Mouth Cancer, with 1 in 50 of all Cancer cases diagnosed being Mouth Cancer. Mouth Cancer is much more common in men than in women – about two thirds of all cases are found in men.
Mouth Cancer is usually found on the tongue, mouth, lips or gums, but it can also sometimes develop on the roof of your mouth, in your saliva glands, tonsils or pharynx (the part of your throat that leads to your windpipe).
It’s not just your GP that can diagnose Mouth Cancer, your dentist will also be able to spot early signs – so guys, it’s worth keeping up with your regular dental check-ups.