Advanced Cancer Care

Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer Overview

  • Head and neck cancers start in any part of the head or neck area, including the nose, mouth and throat, larynx, sinuses (spaces in the bones of the face), salivary glands and middle ear.
  • They usually begin in the squamous cells(carcinoma) that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck areas.
  • They are more common in men than women aged 40 years and above.

49.5%

among U.S. adolescents aged 13-18 had any mental disorder

29%

among U.S. workers report they feel "quite a bit or extremely stressed at work"

1 in 3

among adults in the U.S. experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life

Signs and symptoms

  • Head and Neck Cancer most common symptom is the swelling or a persistent sore throat that does not heal
  • Lump or mass in the head or neck region
  • Persistent nasal obstruction or congestion
  • Unusual nasal bleeding or discharge resulting in respiratory or breathing problems
  • Difficulty in chewing and swallowing
  • Pain or trouble in moving the jaw or tongue
  • Double vision and ear pain or infection
  • Numbness or dysfunction or in the head or neck area
  • Phlegm or blood in the saliva discharged into the mouth from respiratory passage
  • Hoarseness
  • Fatigue
  • Dentures that no longer fit

Risk Factors

  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor oral and dental hygiene
  • Prolonged sun exposure
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Environmental or occupational inhalants
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 
  • Weakened immune system

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Focused On You

As our valued patient, you are at the center of everything we do – and that will never change.

24/7 Care

Open every day from 8 – 8, with no appointments necessary. Just walk in at a time that works best for you.

Timely Care

We know how busy life can be. That’s why most patients are in and out in less than an hour.

Diet and Nutrition

  • Cruciferous vegetables and leafy vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, etc may increase carcinogen metabolism, induce apoptosis, and reduce the risk of developing a primary head and neck tumour.

Prevention

  • Stopping using tobacco products 
  • Avoid marijuana or alcohol 
  • Maintaining proper care of dentures

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness

Head and neck cancers start in any part of the head or neck area, including the nose, mouth and throat, larynx, sinuses (spaces in the bones of the face), salivary glands and middle ear. They usually begin in the squamous cells(carcinoma) that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck areas.

Diagnosis

  • Physical examination/blood and urine tests
  • Endoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Molecular testing of the tumour
  • X-ray/barium swallow
  • Panoramic radiograph
  • Ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Bone scan
  • PET-CT or Positron emission tomography (PET)scan

Key Services

  • Surgeries
  • Radiation therapies
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapies
  • Targeted therapies

Key Facilities

  • Cutting edge operation theatres equipped to perform all the major and minor oncologic surgeries.
  • Full-fledged surgical intensive care unit to handle oncological emergencies as well as post-operative patients
  • Administration of Chemotherapy by trained nurses
  • Specialized day care unit for short duration surgical procedures and chemotherapies.
  • Diagnostic radiology services including CT scan, Mammogram, Ultrasound and guided procedures.
  • Dedicated tumour board with a team of medical/surgical/radiation oncologists for better patient care.