Head and neck cancers

Head and neck cancers are cancers that start in any part of the head and neck area, including the nose, mouth, throat and sinuses.

They are more common in men than women and in people over the age of 40 years.

The Cancer Institute NSW recommends that all people with cancer have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

In addition, people with some head and neck cancers may need complex treatment and should be seen at a specialist centre.

Use our Canrefer website to find multidisciplinary teams and specialist
centres in NSW and ACT.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be stressful and confusing. Having the right information can help you talk to your cancer care team and be more involved in your care.