Head and Neck cancers are the most common cancers in Indian subcontinent. Main Risk factor for these cancers are tobacco consumption in all forms viz smoke and smokeless form such as chewing paan , ghutaka, and supari. Other contributing risk factors are Alcohol consumption ,lack of vegetables and fruit in diet,weak immune system, family history . Common symptoms are Non healing ulcer, Red or white patch in the mouth or throat, swelling of jaw ,prolonged irritation in throat, Difficulty in swallowing, Altered speech , A lump in neck , Extreme weight loss . Thorough evaluation and assessment by expert cancer doctor ( oncologist) is key for early diagnosis and planning rational treatment .Tests which are commonly carried out are biopsy , Ct scan / MRI ,Chest X RAY.
. Our expertise includes –
. Nasal tumours, Paranasal sinus tumors, Maxillary tumors, facial tumors .
. Oral Cavity tumors- Cheek ( buccal mucosa ), Tongue, lower jaw bone( mandible) tumors.
. Salivary gland tumors.
. Neck tumors – Thyroid, Parathyroid, paraganglioma.
. Nasopharynx, Oropharynx tumours
. Larynx and hypopharynx tumors- Microlaryngeal laser surgery.
. Speech and swallowing Rehabilitation .