Here the treatment of rare malignancies of the head and neck region is covered. These include treatment of malignancies affecting the blood or lymph systems or nerve tissues as well as malignancies in the head and neck region that occur as secondary tumours (metastases) from tumours elsewhere in the body.

The treatment of more common malignancies affecting the head and neck region (mouth (oral) cancer, facial skin cancer and cancer of the salivary glands) is described elsewhere on the website. In addition, a separate section deals with the treatment of malignant bone lesions.