What is the rate of incidence for head and neck cancers?

Head and neck cancers are currently responsible for approximately 3-5% of all cancers in the United States. Approximately 48,000 people develop head and neck cancer each year in this country. This represents an incidence rate of 48,000 per year. Of these, about 35,000 are men and 13,000 are women.

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