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Head and Neck Malignancies

  • Jeffrey S. Moyer
  • Carol R. Bradford


Head and neck cancer accounts for 4% of all new cancer cases and 2% of all cancer deaths in the United States annually. This statement translates into 40,000 new diagnoses of head and neck cancer (30,300 with oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer and 12,500 with laryngeal cancer).1 Head and neck cancer has a much greater incidence in certain parts of the world, particularly in India, and is a leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide.2


Neck Cancer Human Papilloma Virus Neck Dissection Organ Preservation Human Papilloma Virus Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey S. Moyer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Carol R. Bradford
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.A. Alfred Taubman Health Care CenterUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Head and Neck Cancer ClinicUniversity of Michigan, UM Comprehensive Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Michigan, UM Comprehensive Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA

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