This information explains melanoma of the head and neck and surgical treatment for it melanoma is a type of skin cancer it starts in the melanocytes which are the cells that give your skin its color. Cancer cells in the head or neck can sometimes travel to the lungs and grow there when cancer cells do this its called metastasis to doctors the cancer cells in the new place look just like the ones from the head or neck where it started. Cancer of the trachea is a rare cancer which can be similar to head and neck cancer and is sometimes classified as such most tumors of the salivary glands differ from the common carcinomas of the head and neck in cause histopathology clinical presentation and therapy. Head and neck cancer regions illustrates location of paranasal sinuses nasal cavity oral cavity tongue salivary glands larynx and pharynx including the nasopharynx oropharynx and hypopharynx. Mucosal melanoma is a rare form of melanoma that accounts for approximately 1 4 of cases of head and neck melanoma most of these tumors 55 arise in the nasal cavity followed by the oral cavity 40 although the growth patterns of mucosal melanoma tend to mirror the nodular pattern of their cutaneous counterparts they differ in that
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