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2024 Head & Neck Cancer Data and Resources

03 March, 2024

Head and neck cancers are a category of cancers that can form in the oral cavity, throat, voice box, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity. They usually begin in the squamous cells that line the head and neck mucosal surfaces.

About 4% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are head and neck cancers, and incidence is increasing. More than 70,000 people will be diagnosed this year.

Nevada's Central Cancer Registry keeps data on cancer cases across the state and has provided data that we've formatted into charts to help you quickly digest the information.

Access the data and download our annual Quick Facts and Resources on the buttons below.

HPV vaccination can prevent up to 70% of oropharyngeal cancers.

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