This Week’s Question:
Worldwide, how many new cases of oral head and neck cancer are diagnosed each year?
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Previous “Question of the Week” and answers:
02/01/2018: Question: What are the names of the three middle ear bones? Answer: Malleus, Incus and Stapes
02/08/2018: Question: By 2020, the National Cancer Institute predicts that approximately how many people will have been diagnosed with head and neck cancer? Answer: 300,000
02/16/2018: Question: What are two major risk factors for head and neck cancer? Answer: tobacco and alcohol use
02/22/2018: Question: What is one of the most distressing side effects of treatment for patients with head and neck cancer? Answer: Oral Mucositis
03/01/2018: Question: What does the acronym FESS stand for? Answer: Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
03/08/2018: Question: Cancers of the Head and Neck amount for what percent of all cancers in the US? Answer: 6%
03/15/2018: Question: True or False? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for the rise in cancers of the oropharynx (tonsil and base of tongue) in younger non-smokers and is related to oral sex. The more oral sex partners, the greater the risk of HPV cancer. Answer: True
03/22/2018: Question: True or False? Cigarette smoking increases your risk of head and neck cancer by 15 times compared to a non-smoker. Answer: True
03/29/2018: Question: How many billions of dollars are spent in the United States each year on the treatment of head and neck cancers? Answer: 3.2 Billion
04/05/2018: Question: What percent of people with head and neck cancers have very advanced cases by the time they first see a doctor? Answer: 50%
04/12/2018: Question: Approximately how many patients are diagnosed with oral head and neck cancer each year in the United States? Answer: 11,000
04/19/2018: Question: True or False? Only 1 in 20 thyroid nodules are cancerous. Answer: True
04/26/2018: Question: Who is diagnosed with head and neck cancer more: men, or women? Answer: Men are diagnosed with head and neck cancers about twice as often as women.
05/03/2018: Question: Cancers of the nose and sinuses are rare. Approximately how many people develop these cancers every year? Answer: 2000 people are diagnosed each year