Cancer trends - Cancers of the head and neck

Publication date: 
July, 2011
Related staff: 
Dr Sandra Deady (former staff)
Dr Harry Comber (former staff)

This report highlights key data concerning cancers of the head and neck in Ireland between 1994 and 2009. An average of 411 head and neck cancers was registered annually. Larynx was by far the commonest site, with 127 cases a year. The next most frequent site was tongue (62 cases per year). All head and neck cancers were more common in men.

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