head and neck cancer

Non-intestinal-type sinonasal adenocarcinoma

What is non-intestinal-type sinonasal adenocarcinoma? Non-intestinal-type sinonasal adenocarcinoma (SNAC) is a rare type of head and neck cancer. The tumour starts from the tissue that lines the inside of the nasal cavity or the paranasal sinuses such as the ethmoid or maxillary sinus. Pathologists divide non-intestinal-type SNAC into two grades, low and high, with high-grade …
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Acinic cell carcinoma

What is acinic cell carcinoma? Acinic cell carcinoma is a type of salivary gland cancer. This tumour is most commonly found in the parotid gland; however, it can be found in any of the major or minor salivary glands that are located throughout the head and neck. A similar tumour can also be found in …
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Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma? Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (HCCC) is a slow-growing type of head …
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma

What is adenoid cystic carcinoma? Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a type of cancer that commonly starts in one of the major or minor salivary glands found throughout the head and neck. Other parts of the body including the skin, lungs, breasts, and prostate gland can also be involved. ACC is a slow-growing cancer that …
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