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World Head and Neck Cancer Day

July 27, 2021

The 27th of July each year has been declared by the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncology Societies as World Head and Neck Cancer Day.

There are over 500,000 cases and 200,000 head and neck cancer-related deaths globally each year. With greater awareness of the signs and symptoms to look out for, some of these cases are preventable. Oral and pharyngeal cancer is the 6th most common malignancy reported worldwide and one with high mortality ratios among all malignancies.