Synopsis: List of notable people who died from head and neck cancers that include; throat, esophageal, laryngeal, oral, and thyroid cancers. Survival rates of patients diagnosed with oral cancer have not significantly improved in decades. Oral cancer treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of treatments.
Head and neck cancers are cancers that start in the mouth, nose, throat, larynx, sinuses, or salivary glands. Symptoms for head and neck cancer may include a lump or sore that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, trouble swallowing, or a change in the voice. There may also be unusual bleeding, facial swelling, or trouble breathing.
According to the American Cancer Society, males face twice the risk of developing oral cancer as women, and men who are over age 50 face the greatest risk.
Stages of mouth cancer are indicated using Roman numerals I through IV. A lower stage indicates a smaller cancer confined to one area. A higher stage, such as stage IV, indicates a larger tumor, or that cancer has spread to additional areas of the person's neck, head, or other parts of their body.
Oral cancer is treated the same way many cancers are treated - using surgery to remove cancerous growth, and radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy to destroy remaining cancer cells.
Below is a list of notable people who died from head and neck cancers including; throat, esophageal, laryngeal, oral, and thyroid cancers.
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