Head and Neck Cancer - Cancer that arises in the head or neck region (in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx [voice box]).
- Most head and neck cancers begin in the squamous cells that line the mucosal surfaces in the head and neck. Head and neck cancers are identified by the area in which they begin.
- Tobacco and alcohol use are the most important risk factors for head and neck cancers. People who are at risk for this disease should talk with their doctor about ways they can reduce their risk and how often to have checkups.
- Typical symptoms of head and neck cancer include a lump or sore (for example, in the mouth) that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing, and a change or hoarseness in the voice.
- The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.
- Rehabilitation and regular follow-up care are important parts of treatment for patients with head and neck cancer.
The ENT (Ears, Nose & Throat) Head and Neck Surgery Department of Makati Medical Center in partnership with Run4Change will hold Run Doctor Run this August 28, 2011 at Dasmariñas Village, Makati City at 5:30AM. They aim to promote the importance of ENT health and will raise funds for the neck and throat cancer charity patients of the department.
Run Doctor Run!
August 28, 2011 @ 5:30AM
Dasmariñas Village, Makati City
To sponsor "Run Doctor Run" or to participate, call 0917-840-8781, 0915-628-2156 or 888-8999 loc ENT