Introduction to Head and Neck Cancer

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Head and neck cancer includes a diverse group of cancers. Many cancers, particularly when caught at an early stage, can be cured, but getting the best outcome requires close cooperation among a variety of medical specialists. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has a multidisciplinary team of experts who work together to develop a treatment plan aimed at eliminating the tumor while preserving functions such as speech, swallowing, and sense of smell. This approach to care has significantly improved the chance of a cure while maintaining quality of life for patients, including those with advanced disease.