34091 - Head and neck cancer Faina Linkov, PhD Research...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Head and neck cancer Faina Linkov, PhD Research Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute What is head and neck cancer? Head and Neck Cancer is a group of cancers that includes tumors in several areas above the collar bone. Head and Neck Cancer has three major subdivisions: Oral Cancer Laryngeal Cancer Nasopharyngeal Cancer . Head and Neck Cancer Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) occurs in 50,000 new cases annually in the US, resulting in over 13,000 deaths each year Risk Factors for Head and Neck Cancer Tobacco Products: Smoking Tobacco Cigarettes Cigars Pipes Chewing Tobacco Snuff Ethanol Products Chemicals: Asbestos Chromium Nickel Arsenic Formaldehyde Other Factors: Ionizing Radiation Plummer-Vinson Syndrome Epstein-Barr Virus Human Papilloma Virus Possible Occupational Risks for Head and Neck Cancer Woodworking Leather manufacturing Nickel refining Textile industry Radium dial painting Warning Signs of Head and Neck Cancer Hoarseness Erythroplasia...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course SCI 310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

Page1 / 21

34091 - Head and neck cancer Faina Linkov, PhD Research...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online