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Oral, Head & Neck Cancer

Oral, head and neck cancers include cancers in the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose and salivary glands. Tobacco use, heavy alcohol use, and infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) increase the risk of oral, head and neck cancers. These cancers account for around 4% of all cancers in the United States.

Cancers of the head and neck can form in the:

  • Oral cavity
  • Throat (pharynx)
  • Voice box (larynx)
  • Paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity
  • Salivary glands

Get Elite Care at Our Lady of the Lake

Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute is accredited as a comprehensive community cancer program by the Commission on Cancer, affirming the highest standards in research, treatment, prevention and education and meeting successful completion of a rigorous review process. This accreditation has been in place since 1990, demonstrating the sustained quality of this comprehensive approach.

Our Lady of the Lake Oral, Head & Neck Center is a Multidisciplinary Team of Distinction. This designation is based on meeting North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) membership criteria.

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