The start of 2015 has seen headlines claiming most cancers are down to bad luck. For many cancer sites that may be true but for head and neck cancer the contribution of alcohol consumption and smoking are undeniable.
Whatever the validity of these headlines the most significant factor is early presentation and diagnosis if there is to be a favourable outcome.
In 2015, HNChelp will continue its campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of head and neck cancer. Changes such as hoarseness, a neck lump, a sore throat, a mouth ulcer or sore patch lasting more than 3 weeks needs investigation by a GP.