Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cell Research
What makes head and neck cancer so deadly?
1. Resistant to treatment
Tumors are often resistant to chemotherapy and radiation therapy, especially tumors in the mouth.
Head and neck cancer tends to spread or metastasize easily -- most often to lymph nodes in the neck, but also to other places throughout the body.
Many people with head and neck cancer continue to smoke or use chewing tobacco. This increases their risk of developing new cancers, even if the original tumor is treated successfully.