Head and neck cancer includes the cancers of the throat, salivary gland, sinuses, mouth, nose and lymph nodes in the neck. It mostly begins in the squamous cells that line the moist inside nose, throat and mouth. Head and neck cancer also affects the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity.
Head and neck cancer is classified according to the part of the body in which they occur. The following are the different types of head and neck cancer:
The symptoms of head and neck cancer vary according to the part of the body in which they occur. In some people it occurs without any symptoms and some people with head and neck cancer may experience the following symptoms:
Tobacco and alcohol consumption is one of the main risk factor that increase the risk of head and neck cancer. The following are some other risk factors that often influence the development of head and neck cancer:
During the diagnosis of throat cancer, the doctor may ask you to do the following tests:
Most of the head and neck cancers can be cured if found early. While eliminating the cancer the doctor also focuses on preserving the function of nearby organs.
The most common treatment options for head and neck cancer includes:
Dr Shivakumar Uppala in North Bangalore hospital, one of the best head & neck surgeon in India provides advanced and customized treatment for each patient depending upon the stage of cancer and other medical conditions. Hence, the doctor provides comprehensive treatment for each patient with his extensive experience and state of the art technology.