• Couple watching television

Cancer of the Head and Neck Overview

Learning that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing experience—one that requires a strong support system and access to trusted resources that can help ensure you’re receiving the testing, treatment, advice, and recommendations you need to one day lead a healthier life.

Head and neck cancers are unique, and our teams of Head and Neck Cancer specialists are experts in giving you clarity about the state of your health, the severity of your head and neck cancer, and the most effective treatments options available for your particular wellness needs.

Here are some key points in understanding head and neck cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute:

  • Most head and neck cancers begin in the squamous cells that line the moist surfaces inside the head and neck.
  • Tobacco use, alcohol use, and human papillomavirus infection are important risk factors for head and neck cancers.
  • Typical symptoms of head and neck cancers include a lump or sore (for example, in the mouth) that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing, and a change or hoarseness in the voice.
  • Rehabilitation and regular follow-up care are important parts of treatment for patients with head and neck cancers.

If you have concerns about yourself or a loved one regarding any of the above symptoms or situations, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our team of professionals. The earlier we are able to learn about head and neck cancer symptoms, the earlier we can administer comprehensive testing, make an diagnosis, and create a treatment plan.

When facing cancer, you need trusted experts on your side. For nearly 38 years, we’ve treated cancers of the head and neck with great success, and have become a practice our community relies on for identifying, diagnosing, and treating head and neck cancers. Please call us today for a head and neck cancer-screening test.