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Cancer can occur in any of the tissues or organs in the head and neck. There are over 30 different places that cancer can develop in the head and neck area.
Mouth cancers (oral cancers) - Mouth cancer can develop on the lip, the tongue, the floor of the mouth (under the tongue), the inside of the cheek, the roof of the mouth (the hard palate), the area behind the wisdom teeth or the gum.
Cancer of the oral cavity (inside the mouth) - the side of the tongue and the floor of the mouth.
Cancer of the nasopharynx
Cancer of the oropharynx
Cancer of the voice box (larynx)
Cancer of the thyroid gland
Rarer cancers of the head and neck
Cancer of the sinuses
Cancer of the salivary glands
Cancer of the middle ear