What is HPV? Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a ubiquitous virus that can infect anyone. Once you are infected, the virus lives in your mouth, throat, nose, genitals, or anus. There are many types of HPV and some are more dangerous than others. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), HPV Vaccine, and Throat Cancer Information >
What is the oral cavity? The oral cavity refers to a person’s mouth. The subsites of the oral cavity include the tongue, teeth, gums, jaws, floor of mouth, and the inner the lining of the cheek (buccal mucosa). Oral cavity cancer >
(oropharynx (behind the mouth), nasopharynx (behind the nasal passage) and hypopharynx (behind the voice box)
What are oral and oropharyngeal cancers?
Sarcomas of the head and neck
Cancer may arise from salivary glands (Parotid gland, submandibular gland, and minor salivary glands). UCLA HNCP has extensive experience treating them.
The ear and temporal bones can be involved with locally advanced cancers of the auricle, external auditory canal, and middle ear. These tumors require specialized surgical resection and reconstruction techniques to cure cancer while preserving hearing and facial function. HNCP physicians specialize in these cancers.