78 new cases of head and neck cancer every year

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78 new cases of head and neck cancer every year

Post by galexinda » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:08 am

Cyprus has about 78 new cases of head and neck cancer every year, the Pancyprian Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (Pasykaf) said on Monday, World Head and Neck Cancer Day which is marked annually on July 27.

Most of them occur in the laryngeal area, and men are affected more than women, with a ratio ranging from 2:1 to 4:1, the association said.

The main risk factors associated with the pathogenesis of head and neck cancer are:
smoking,
alcohol consumption,

infections with various viruses, such as HPV (human papillomavirus) and EBV (Epstain-Barr virus)

https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/07/27/cypr ... each-year/

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