Care. Cure. Compassion
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.
1. Lump or mass in the head or neck region. 2. Persistent nasal obstruction or congestion. 3. Unusual nasal bleeding or discharge resulting in respiratory or breathing problems.
Physical examination/blood and urine test – 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