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Head and neck cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the United States. This year, an estimated 59,340 people (43,390 men and 15,950 women) will develop head and neck cancer. It is estimated that 12,290 deaths (8,900 men and 3,390 women) will occur this year.