Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the mouth, the nose, and the throat, in addition to other areas in the head and neck region. These squamous cell cancers are often referred to as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck
. These cancers are further categorized by the area of the head or neck in which they begin. HPV can cause cancers in the back of the throat, most commonly in the base of the tongue and tonsils, in an area known as the "oropharynx." These cancers are called "oropharyngeal cancers."
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