Head Neck Cancer
Every year greater than 50,000 Americans will develop cancer of the head and neck. Almost 13,000 of those will die as a result. As we live healthier lives, prevention of these cancers is improving, but early detection remains the cornerstone of a good outcome. The physicians at Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England LLC are highly trained in the detection and treatment options for cancer of the head and neck.
Smoking tobacco remains the number one risk factor in developing head and neck cancer with greater then 90% of affected individuals being smokers. Fortunately the use of cigarettes is decreasing; however, many are switching to smokeless tobacco with the false impression it is safer.
The symptoms of head and neck cancer may include: trouble swallowing, pain with swallowing, ear pain, hoarseness, a lump of the neck or face, a growth in the mouth, unexplained weight loss or change in the skin of the face or neck.
In conjunction with the Radiation Oncologist and Medical Oncologist, the Physicians at Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons of Western New England LLC form a team ready to diagnose and treat head and neck cancers including:
- Cancer of the mouth, lips and tongue
- Laryngeal cancer (voice box)
Including minimally invasive, microsurgical techniques
- Salivary gland tumors, both benign and malignant
- Tumors of the nose and sinuses
- Skin cancer of the head and neck
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