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Head and Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers can have many different names depending on where the cancer starts. For example, cancers that start in the throat (pharynx), can be called nasopharyngeal (for the upper throat behind the nose), oropharyngeal (for the middle throat behind the mouth), or hypopharyngeal (for the lower throat).