Head And Neck Cancer (Squamous)

Etiology

  • Typically squamous cell

Risk Factors

  • Smoking
  • Etoh
  • Chewing tobacco
  • HPV infection

Symptoms

  • Masses in mouth
  • Neck adenopathy
  • Present with ulcers that don't heal in mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing

Physical Exam Findings

  • Slow growing
  • Edges indurated
  • Non-healing ulcer or mass of oral mucosa
  • Lymph nodes firm
  • Stuck to each other & underlying tissue, growing

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