Head and neck cancer at the American hospital treats cancers that develop in the lips, mouth, throat, nose, salivary glands and voice box. This can occur as a lump or sore that does not heal, a sore throat which does not go away, trouble swallowing, or a change in the voice.
The use of tobacco, heavy alcohol and infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), are the main factors that can raise the risk of developing this type of cancer. However, a large number of these tumors are being traced to HPV.
Cancer is studied and diagnosed to be early or advanced based on the size of the tumor. Also, the degree to which nearby lymph nodes are affected is examined. Whether or not cancer has developed in other parts of the body is also checked.
The treatments for head and neck cancer can include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, or it can be a combination of treatments. The sooner head and neck cancers are diagnosed, the better because more treatment options will be available that are more effective.
We have an experienced team at the Head and neck cancer department at American hospital that have the expertise and knowledge to timely diagnose and determine the stage of the cancers and recommend an appropriate treatment.