Head and Neck Cancer
UF Health Shands Hospital is ranked as the #33 cancer program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Head and neck cancers account for approximately 5 to 7 percent of all new cancer cases in the United States, occurring more than twice as often in men than in women. These cancers most frequently affect people with habitual tobacco and excessive alcohol use.
Signs and Symptoms
- Swelling of the gums or impaired jaw mobility
- Bleeding, painful or loose teeth
- Nasal obstructions
- Voice changes
- Lump or mass on the neck
Early detection is important in treating all forms of cancer. Most head and neck cancers are treated using one or more of the following options: