Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month
April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month, and this is a cause that’s truly worthy of promoting. Head & neck cancer is among the most common types, affecting more than 60,000 people every year and accounting for some 3% of cancer cases nationally. As with nearly every form of cancer, head & neck cancer is best treated through prevention and early detection – and awareness is critically important to advancing those goals.
Types of Head & Neck Cancer
Head & neck cancer is a little different from most forms of cancer. Unlike others, head & neck cancer is a broader category applying to several cancers that occur in the head, neck, or throat. In general, head & neck cancer includes any of the following conditions:
- Salivary Gland Cancer
- Hypopharyngeal Cancer
- Paranasal Sinus & Nasal Cavity Cancer
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Lip & Oral Cavity Cancer
- Nasopharyngeal Cancer
CyberKnife: A New Treatment for Head & Neck Cancer
In the past, head and neck cancers were difficult to treat because often, due to the location of the tumor, surgery wasn’t a viable option. However, we’re proud to now offer a revolutionary cancer treatment that’s highly effective against head & neck cancer and remarkably convenient: CyberKnife. CyberKnife combines some of the most advanced technologies in radiation oncology, providing a non-invasive, non-surgical cancer treatment. CyberKnife uses high-dose radiation delivered with pinpoint accuracy, eliminating cancerous tumors without damaging nearby cells. Completed on an outpatient basis in just one week, CyberKnife is one of the most effective and convenient cancer treatments on the market today.
Contact Your Anchorage, AK Cancer Treatment Experts
Battling cancer is difficult for anyone, and if you or a loved one are facing head, neck, or any other form of cancer, Alaska CyberKnife is here for you. If you’d like to find out more about how CyberKnife can help you beat your cancer and reclaim total bodily health, don’t wait – call us today at (907) 312-2112 or reach out to us at our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you, and until then, we hope you take this opportunity to think about and spread awareness around head & neck cancer.