There are up to 40 different types and sub-sites of Head and Neck Cancer. If you can't find — or are not sure of — what you're looking for, click here to view a full list.
A type of Throat Cancer that affects the hypopharynx, which is in the lower part of the neck.
Laryngeal Cancer (Voice Box Cancer)
A type of Throat Cancer that is also known as voice box cancer.
Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer, Tongue, Gum, Jaw)
A colloquial term for Oral Cancer. Oral cancer includes cancers of the tongue, gum and jaw bone (sarcoma)
A type of Throat Cancer that starts in or behind the nose.
Nose Cancer (Nasal, Sinus Cancer)
A type of Head and Neck Cancer in the nose and nasal cavity.
Oropharyngeal Cancer (Tonsil Cancer)
A type of Throat Cancer that your doctor might call by the part it has grown in, like tonsil or tongue base cancer
Salivary Gland Cancer
Most Salivary Gland Cancers are found in the parotid glands
Skin Cancer (Face, Nose and Lip)
Skin Cancer can be found on any part of the body. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia
A colloquial umbrella term that encompasses several specific types of cancer in the neck.
A cancer the affects the thyroid organ in the neck
Unknown Primary Cancer
Cancer of Unknown Primary in the head and neck region occurs when the origin of the cancer is unknown
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