This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about head and neck cancers, a general term for a range of cancers in the mouth, nose, throat and neck areas. Specific head and neck cancers are named after the area where they start - for example, oral cancer, nasal or paranasal sinus cancer, salivary gland cancer, pharyngeal cancer, and laryngeal cancer.
As the experience for every person with a head and neck cancer is different, you need to discuss your treatment options with your doctors. However, the information in this booklet may answer some of your questions and help you think about what to ask your treatment team.
This booklet does not need to be read from cover to cover - just read the parts that are useful to you. You may also like to pass this booklet to your family and friends for their information.