- What is head and neck cancer?  
- How does cancer arise?
- What causes head and neck cancer?  
- Can cancer of the head and neck be cured?  
- Symptoms of head and neck cancer  
- Referral to a specialist
- Diagnosis of head and neck cancer  
- Stage and grade of cancer  
- Treatment for head and neck cancer  
- Follow-up after treatment  
- Clinical trials

 

Clinical trials

You may be asked if you would like to take part in a clinical trial. These trials are used to compare different treatments and are approved by special ethics committees. Your doctor will discuss the trial with you, so that you understand what it means to take part. You do not have to take part in a trial, but it is often to your advantage to do so, and you can withdraw from a trial at any stage.