Head and Neck Cancers

Prevention, Screening and Treatment

Visiting your Dentist or Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist?

  • Your dentist and ENT specialist play a vital part in the early detection of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC). HNSCC are a significant threat for people with FA, regardless of bone marrow transplantation status. Not only is the incidence of HNSCC considerably higher than in the general population (500-700 times higher), patients with FA present with these types of cancers at a younger age than those without FA – the median age is 27 years. Regular screenings are critically important. (Text courtesy of Fanconi Anemia Research Fund)
  • FARF has prepared two helpful fact sheets about squamous cell carcinoma to share with your dentist and ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. FARF recommend that you take a fact sheet with you to every dentist and ENT visit.
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