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Head and Neck cancer usually refers to cancers in the throat and mouth. It also includes some rarer types found in the middle ear, sinuses, salivary glands and nose.

 

Most are squamous cell cancers, which start in the cells lining the mouth, nose and throat. Doctors will refer to your type of cancer by the cells in which they develop.

This short Macmillan video explains how cancer starts in our cells - you can watch by clicking here