Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma – Definition, Symptoms, and Treatment
Defining Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma or ACC/AdCC is a very rare form of malignant neoplasm that occurs generally within glandular tissue/secretory glands. It may occur in the breasts, uterus, and more commonly in the upper aerodigestive tract. Most cases of ACC occur within the salivary glands. This is why ACC is often regarded as a common head and neck cancer.
Most cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma are benign although in the rare case that they become malignant there is a 5-10% chance of the cancer cells affecting nearby lymph nodes. In very rare cases bone metastasis and lung metastasis occurs. Continue reading
New Studies Indicate H. Pylori Isn’t a Risk Factor for Head and Neck Cancer
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) has long been considered one of the main risk factors for head and neck cancer. Since the mid-1980s the germ has been associated with head and neck cancer as much as it had been linked to ulcers and stomach cancer.
A new study however, shows that this concept might be wrong. Continue reading
Head and Neck Cancer Screening Paired with Lung Cancer Screening – Higher Detection and Survival Rates
Extensive scanning is required to detect cancer early and early detection is one of the vital keys to treating cancer before it complicates and reaches metastasis. A new team and scientists who are affiliated to the UCPI (University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute) state that early detection of head and neck cancer could prevail if head and neck screening is conducted simultaneously with lung screening. Continue reading
Everything About Nasopharyngeal Cancer – Symptoms and Treatment
The nasopharynx is the very beginning portion of the throat and is located right behind the nose. Nasopharyngeal cancer is one of the rarest forms of head and neck cancer and is also referred to as nasopharyngeal carcinoma or NPC.
To this date there is no direct reason why or how nasopharyngeal cancer occurs but scientists have linked its occurrence with the Epstein-Barr Virus or EBV. Just about everyone is infected with EBV but normally the immune systems help deal with this. It is when the infection gets out of control that scientists suspect nasopharyngeal cancer to arise. It is more prominent in males younger than 55 and is a higher risk for people who constantly consume alcohol and tobacco. Continue reading