- 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

 

Stage and grade of cancer

Knowing the extent and grade of the cancer helps the doctors decide on the most appropriate treatment:

  • The stage of a cancer describes its size and whether it has spread beyond its original site.
  • The grade of a cancer refers to how abnormal the cancer cells look under the microscope and gives an idea of how quickly the cancer may progress.