Head and Neck Cancer
Head and neck cancers usually begin in what are called squamous cells located in moist areas, such as the mouth, nasal passages and throat.

Head and Neck Cancer

Malignancies of the head and neck account for approximately 15% of all cancers. These cancers carry with them not only potentially high mortality rates if left untreated, but also significant morbidity as they often affect swallowing, speech, breathing, and physical appearance. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical for superior survival rates. Our surgeons and practitioners have been heavily trained in the diagnosis and management of all types of head and neck malignancies including those affecting the skin, the ear, nasal cavity, oral cavity, throat, larynx, salivary glands, thyroid gland and neck. Endoscopic, open and robotic approaches are available depending on the site of the tumor. 
 
Endoscopic examination and biopsies may be performed in both the office or outpatient setting as deemed necessary, and education regarding the nature of disease given. A personal approach is taken during these stressful times to allow for open and transparent lines of communication between doctor and patient ensuring appropriate follow up and surveillance once the condition has been successfully treated.
 
Our surgeons also work with multidisciplinary cancer teams to ensure the best treatment and outcomes available offering our patients both surgical and non-surgical therapy when possible. Please contact our office immediately with any persistent change in voice, pain with swallowing, or mass of the head and neck that persists beyond 10 days, and advise our staff of such symptoms to allow for immediate scheduling.

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