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Cancer Types: Head and Neck Cancer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What is it? Cancer located anywhere in/near the mouth, nose, lymph nodes, throat and such is all characterized as head and neck cancer.  Most head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). SCC is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising from the squamous cells in the epidermis, the skin’s outermost layer. SCC is the second most common form of skin cancer.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="35px"][vc_single_image image="4561" img_size="large" alignment="center"][vc_column_text](Head and Neck Cancer Locations) Image by NIH National Cancer Institute {https://www.cancer.gov/types/head-and-neck/head-neck-fact-sheet#q1}[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Symptoms The most common symptoms may include changes in the voice (hoarseness), trouble swallowing, sore throat that doesn’t heal, and lumps/sores that do not disappear. Pain in the ear(s) and mouth ulcer, among other things, are also symptoms of head and neck cancer but not as common.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="35px"][vc_single_image image="4562"...