World H&N Cancer Day: Report

World head and neck cancer day 2018

kathmandu, Nepal | 23 Aug 2018 to 23 Aug 2018

Name of Host : The Himalayan Times

Name of Institution : The Himalayan Times

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Brief Summary :

Head and neck cancer is a group of cancers of various subsets involving body part from the lowermost neck up to the skull base (bone separating sinus from the brain). It includes mouth, larynx (voice box), throat, nose and sinus, ear, skin cancer of face, thyroid, salivary gland and lymph node of neck. It is three times more common in males than females. Though no age group is immune to it, it is more common among those who are 40 years or above.

In other part of the world it is considered to be the fifth most common malignancy, but in Nepal and other South Asian countries, it is considered to be one of the most common cancers in males and third most common cancer (after cervical and breast) in females

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