Welcome to the AHNS Mucosal Cancer Section patient information page.
This webpage serves as an introduction to mucosal cancers in the head and neck region. These cancers can involve the oral cavity, oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx. Cancers in this area can result in cosmetic and functional side effects, such as lip weakness, numbness, change in speech and swallowing. If you or your loved one has developed a cancer in this region, you can follow this link to search for a surgeon nearby who specializes in treating head and neck cancers.
We hope this content will help you find the information you need about head and neck cancers.
Developed by the AHNS Mucosal Section Patient Education Subcommittee
Ryan S. Jackson, MD
Rizwan Aslam, MD
We would like to thank the following Co-Authors for their contributions to developing the content on this website:
Yelizaveta Shnayder, MD; C. Burton Wood, MD; Mihir Patel, MD; Tabitha Galloway, MD; Michael Sim, MD; Heather Edwards, MD; Caitlin McMullen, MD; Joshua Lubek, MD; Neerav Goyal, MD; Catherine Lumley, MD; Eleni Rettig, MD
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