Risk Factors

Reduce your risk

Head and Neck cancers are the 8th most common cancer in the UK with over 12,400 people are diagnosed in the UK every year. Head and Neck cancers do not discriminate; anyone can get the disease so it is important everyone does everything they can to reduce their risk.

There are 2 substances that greatly increase the risk of developing a Head and Neck cancer:

Using alcohol and tobacco together increases this risk even more.

Other factors that can raise a person’s risk of developing head and neck cancer include: