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Head and Neck Cancer: 6th Most Common Cancer

By Medical Expert Team

Mar 07 , 2022 | 1 min read

Head and neck cancer is a group of cancers in or near the head and neck region, which includes mouth, throat, larynx (voice box), nose, salivary glands, thyroid gland, or sinuses. Know Symptoms as Early Detection Ensures Effective Treatment and Cure.


Oral Cavity Cancer

  • White or red patch on the tongue, gums, or lining of the mouth
  • Unusual pain and bleeding in the mouth.
  • Growth or swelling of the jaw


Throat

  • Trouble speaking, breathing, and hearing
  • Pain in throat, ear, and neck region
  • Pain when swallowing


Paranasal Sinuses And Nasal Cavity

  • Bleeding through the nose
  • Swelling in eyes
  • Frequent headaches


Risk Factors

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
  • Prolonged sun exposure
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Poor nutrition
  • Weakened immune system


Why Choose MAX?

The Max Institute of Cancer Care has a Head and Neck DMG (Disease Management Group) led by a dedicated and expert team of doctors with state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatments, like:

Additionally, it is equipped with an advanced Da Vinci XI Robotic System, a next-frontier technology for minimally invasive surgery. The instrument is equipped with a 3D vision system that bends and rotates faster than the human wrist.


Treatment Approach

A biopsy/FNAC is mandatory to confirm the diagnosis of cancer.


Treatment Modalities Used

  • For early-stage cancer - Surgery or radiation
  • For locally advanced cancers - Surgery, radiation with or without chemotherapy
  • For very advanced cancers- Lifespan and quality of life can be improved with palliative therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy or immunotherapy depending on the patient's general health


Preventive Measures

  • Avoid alcohol abuse and smoking
  • Quit consumption of oral tobacco
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene


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Medical Expert Team

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