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.
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Signs and symptoms
- The 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
- Dentures that no longer fit
- 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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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.
- Stopping using tobacco products
- Avoid marijuana or alcohol
- Maintaining proper care of dentures
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We Have Created Our Care Practice Specially To Fit Your Needs
From trouble sleeping to work stress to anxiety to depression, we all have difficulty managing our emotions at times. It’s part of being human. And addressing these issues is a vital part of what we do as a primary care practice, because your emotional well-being is essential to your overall health and wellness.
We’ve redesigned the doctor’s office experience to fit your life, put you at ease, and treat you as a whole person. We create safe and inviting spaces,
ask meaningful questions, give you time to talk, and listen without judgment. Then we work with you on a plan to help you feel your best — whether you want to sleep better, feel calmer, worry less, or get a better handle on your mood.
To continue shedding a light on mental health issues, we teamed up with the award-winning musicians from Bear and a Banjo to create a song showing people they’re not alone. See how the project came to life in the video above — and if you’re struggling, we can help.
- Physical examination/blood and urine tests
- Molecular testing of the tumour
- X-ray/barium swallow
- Panoramic radiograph
- Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Bone scan
- PET-CT or Positron emission tomography (PET)scan
- Radiation therapies
- Targeted therapies
- 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.