Wellness University Event to Offer Information Regarding the Latest Advances in Preventing and Treating Head and Neck Cancer
Each year, approximately 68,000 people in the United States will develop head and neck cancer, and nearly 11,000 will die from it.
Fortunately, early detection and treatment can improve outcomes, and Radiation Oncology Assistant Professor Kathryn E. Hitchcock, MD, PhD (right) will join the March 29 UF Health Wellness University event to discuss the latest prevention and treatment options for patients.
Head and neck cancers occur in the mouth, nose, throat, larynx, sinuses and salivary glands. They are often caused by tobacco and alcohol use, as well as human papillomavirus, or HPV infection.
Symptoms can include a persistent sore throat, a lump in the neck, difficulty swallowing and changes in voice. Treatment can affect some of the most vital human functions, such as speaking and swallowing, but therapy may help.