Some head and neck cancers begin in other types of cells.
For example, cancers that begin in glandular cells are called adenocarcinomas." "Cancers of the brain, eye, and thyroid as well as those of the scalp, skin, muscles, and bones of the head and neck are not usually grouped with cancers of the head and neck.".
Please note that I have stopped adding new entries to this website as of 2011 due to my ageing eyes and the need to do some other things in life while time permits.I've kept the site online, as based on past experience, a plethora of the web sites I've listed here will continue to be good sources of info and support for years to come, as their creators or owners continue to improve them.Here are a couple of quotes from the website."The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support.Oral cancer is the largest category of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category.Throat cancer includes cancer of the nasopharynx (the upper part of the throat behind the nose), the oropharynx (the middle part of the pharynx), and the hypopharynx (the bottom part of the pharynx).
Cancer of the larynx (voice box) may also be included as a type of throat cancer.
This is a summary of the best English-language websites I could find around the world for head and neck cancers, both for general information (symptoms, treatment options, research, etc) and for forums (message or discussion boards) and other kinds of support.
And for those living in Australia there is information about Australian websites here.
A comprehensive resource list is also available to link you to other pertinent oral cancer data on the web and elsewhere for patients, caregivers, and the public."As mentioned the site has an annotated list of other web resources relating to oral cancer and it's well worth browsing through the list for other websites that may be valuable for your particular needs. There's plenty of information about oral cancers on this site for you to explore, and they also run an active forum here or you can get there via the link 'Message Board' on their home page.
They say the foundation "was established in June 2004 to provide support for mouth, throat and other head & neck cancer patients for the benefit of the public" and"The Mouth Cancer Foundation web site aims to help patients, carers and health professionals find free information on mouth cancers easily.
The American Cancer Society at a voluntary organisation, runs one of the most comprehensive websites on cancer and cancer-related matters on the net.