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Warning Signs of Head and Neck Cancer You Need to Know

Best Life Logo By Charlie Duerr of Best Life | Slide 1 of 6: On Thursday, it was revealed that Michael Caputo, top spokesman at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been diagnosed with a metastatic head and neck cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, which originated in the former Trump campaign official's throat, CNN reported. Caputo, who had recently taken a two-month medical leave "to focus on his health and the well-being of his family," is currently resting at home and determining what his next steps will be, spokesman David DiPietro said in a statement.If this could happen to someone who specializes in health services, you might be wondering, what are the chances it could happen to you, too? Head and neck cancers, which include cancers of the mouth, account for about four percent of all cancers in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). They are also more than twice as likely to be diagnosed in men than they are in women and people who use tobacco products of any kind are considered more at risk than those who do not.An estimated 65,410 people are expected to be diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2020. Treatment of these cancers varies based on the location of the tumor, severity, and stage at which the cancer is diagnosed. To help shed light on the disease so you know what to look for, these are the five most common head and neck cancers, along with the symptoms for each. And for more on what causes diseases like Caputo's, check out 30 Things You Had No Idea Could Cause Cancer.Read the original article on Best Life. 

Warning Signs of Head and Neck Cancer You Need to Know

On Thursday, it was revealed that Michael Caputo, top spokesman at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been diagnosed with a metastatic head and neck cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, which originated in the former Trump campaign official's throat, CNN reported. Caputo, who had recently taken a two-month medical leave "to focus on his health and the well-being of his family," is currently resting at home and determining what his next steps will be, spokesman David DiPietro said in a statement.

If this could happen to someone who specializes in health services, you might be wondering, what are the chances it could happen to you, too? Head and neck cancers, which include cancers of the mouth, account for about four percent of all cancers in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). They are also more than twice as likely to be diagnosed in men than they are in women and people who use tobacco products of any kind are considered more at risk than those who do not.

An estimated 65,410 people are expected to be diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2020. Treatment of these cancers varies based on the location of the tumor, severity, and stage at which the cancer is diagnosed. To help shed light on the disease so you know what to look for, these are the five most common head and neck cancers, along with the symptoms for each. And for more on what causes diseases like Caputo's, check out 30 Things You Had No Idea Could Cause Cancer.

Read the original article on Best Life

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