MOUTH, NOSE AND THROAT TUMOURS SHOULDN’T BE TAKEN LIGHTLY
Tumours affecting areas between the head and the neck, such as the oral cavity, the tongue, the larynx or the nasal passages, aren’t often heard of, but can have very serious consequences. Find out more about the risk factors and the means of prevention: you can make a difference, both for yourself and your loved ones.
Pathology and prevention
Head and neck tumours are a group of malignant neoplasms that can affect the upper aerodigestive tract (the mouth, tongue, lips, throat, larynx and vocal organs), the salivary glands, the nasal passages, and the paranasal sinuses.
The prevention, diagnosis and treatment of head and neck tumours are topics that are still seldom discussed in Italy. This has led people to underestimate the seriousness of these conditions, which can have dire consequence for the head and neck area.
In order to address this issue in the simplest and most effective manner possible, we’ve launched a communication campaign titled: “Mouth, nose and throat tumours shouldn’t be taken lightly”.
Useful, easy, and interactive: the head and neck tumour prevention quiz is no substitute for a specialist visit, but it can help you determine whether you or your loved ones have lifestyles that pose any risk factors. Take the quiz!
Diagnosis and treatments
These types of tumours affect a visible part of the body, and can therefore compromise the individual’s body image and, consequently, their quality of life.
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