Academia of Head and Neck Oncology of Karnataka
Head and Neck related cancers are ranked one among the common cancers in India with an increasing incidence rate. Management of these tumours requires a multidisciplinary approach and interplay and coordination amongst various specialities to arrive at an appropriate decision based on comprehensive diagnostics.
India sees one of the largest numbers of HNcancer. HNC comprises of almost one third of overall cancer burden. Apart from this fact, most of these cancers are preventable and majority present in advance stages. The recent trends of emerging etiologies HPV, sharp teeth and small thyroid cancers have pointed to a changing biology.