Neck Cancer Treatment Risk Factors
There are several risk factors for head and neck cancers. Some are lifestyle habits while others are not controllable. The risk factors include:
- Alcohol and tobacco use – This is the largest preventable risk factor for developing cancers of the head and neck.
- Other substance use – such as chewing betel nuts, popular in Southeast Asia
- Radiation exposure
- Epstein-Barr virus infection
- Poor oral care
- East Asian ancestry
Prof. Zvi Symon
The Director of the Department of Radiation Oncology
He is an expert in radiosurgery, radiation oncology, stereotactic radiation therapy, and radiotherapy for many forms of cancer. Prof. Symon has specialized in both Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology.
He is a faculty member of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and has undergone training at Hadassah Hospital, Sheba Medical Center, and other prestigious facilities.