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What are the types of head and neck cancer?

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In brief: Many

The world health organization shows about 28 different types of salivary gland tumors, 35 thyroid gland tumors, 40 sinonasal tract tumors, about 18 larynx tumors, a dozen or more ear tumors.
So -- while squamous cell carcinoma accounts for the majority of tumors, there are "hundreds" of tumor types in the head and neck.

In brief: Many

The world health organization shows about 28 different types of salivary gland tumors, 35 thyroid gland tumors, 40 sinonasal tract tumors, about 18 larynx tumors, a dozen or more ear tumors.
So -- while squamous cell carcinoma accounts for the majority of tumors, there are "hundreds" of tumor types in the head and neck.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Few

Most cancers are squamous cancers from the lining of the head and neck organs.
Other types include cancers of the saliva glands and other organs such as thyroid, parathyroid glands.

In brief: Few

Most cancers are squamous cancers from the lining of the head and neck organs.
Other types include cancers of the saliva glands and other organs such as thyroid, parathyroid glands.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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