Head and neck cancers are cancers that arise in the oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses, and nasal passages, pharynx, or larynx (voice box).
- enlarged lymph nodes in the neck,
- mouth ulcer,
- ear pain,
- trouble swallowing,
- persistent sore throat, or
- voice changes.
Causes of Head and Neck Cancers
Head and neck cancers are typically caused by tobacco use or alcohol use, although human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, radiation to the head and neck, and Epstein-Barr virus infection are also risk factors for developing head and neck cancers.
Other head and neck cancer symptoms and signs
- Ear Pain
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes in the Neck
- Mouth Ulcer
- Persistent Sore Throat
- Trouble Swallowing
- Voice Changes