Our Cancer Program Head & Neck Screening

Head and neck cancers, if diagnosed early, are often very promising in prognosis. Men are almost twice as likely as women to develop these cancers and people over the age 50 are also at greater risk than younger people. Most head and neck cancers are due to alcohol and tobacco use.  However, the incidence of cancers of the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses and mouth caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are rising in younger people while incidence of these cancers caused by tobacco and excessive alcohol is on the decline. 

Other risk factors may include:

  • a history of excess sun exposure, sun burning, sun poisoning
  • history of mononucleosis/Mono
  • poor dental or oral care
  • exposure to noxious fumes (i.e. asbestos, wood, paint fumes)
  • use of marijuana
  • poor nutrition
  • reflux disease
  • weakened immune system
 

For more information call 914-849-7500