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Gaceta mexicana de oncología

versión On-line ISSN 2565-005Xversión impresa ISSN 1665-9201


GALLEGOS-HERNANDEZ, José F.. Historial aspects of head and neck cancer. Celebrities and disease awareness. Gac. mex. oncol. [online]. 2021, vol.20, n.3, pp.94-100.  Epub 13-Dic-2021. ISSN 2565-005X.

Head and neck cancer is one of the first ten malignancies, the survivor’s sequelae impact on their work and intellectual development, the risk of suffering it is related to lifestyle, habits, and poisonings. Consuming alcohol, tobacco, and cocaine increases the risk, the intensity is related to the prognosis. Timely diagnosis is the best way to achieve success in treatment; in theory, having such a close relationship with lifestyle would favor the diagnosis of early stages, but this is not the case; Despite health promotion campaigns, even in subjects at risk, the population does not create awareness of the disease. When celebrities, celebrities or public figures are diagnosed in this neoplasm, it has been observed that awareness increases and risk factors are discussed, sometimes this event favors the creation of foundations for patient support. This manuscript analyzes which celebrities have suffered from this neoplasm and who in some way or another, has promoted a change in attitude and has pointed out the importance of health promotion in the diagnostic process of head and neck cancer.

Palabras llave : Head; Neck; Prognosis; Celebrities; Lifestyle; Cancer.

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