ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with head and neck cancer. You will read general information on surviving these diseases. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.
Head and neck cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in the United States. This year, an estimated 63,030 people (46,290 men and 16,740 women) will develop head and neck cancer. While younger people can develop the disease, most people are over age 50 when they are diagnosed.