Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in the young: a spectrum or a distinct group? Part 1.

@article{Toner2009HeadAN,
  title={Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in the young: a spectrum or a distinct group? Part 1.},
  author={Mary E. Toner and E O'regan},
  journal={Head and neck pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={246-8}
}
While most head and neck squamous carcinoma (HNSCC) occurs in older people, an increasing number of young patients are being affected worldwide, with up to 5.5% <40. These are predominantly oral and oropharyngeal cancers. Some patients have heavy exposure to the usual risk factors, but an increasing number do not. Part of this trend appears to be due to rising numbers of HPV associated tonsil carcinoma, particularly in males (smokers and non-smokers). A subset of young patients, however, is non… CONTINUE READING

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