Head and neck cancers can affect important functions of the body such as speaking and swallowing. They affect the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses and mouth.
A little awareness on head and neck cancers can prevent you from prolonging the symptoms or the diagnosis. Here are few things that you need to know about the head and neck cancers.
What are the risk factors ?
Head and neck cancer hospitals in Hyderabad opine that one must be aware of the risk factors. That will help them be cautious and take the necessary steps further. The risk factors include.
- Vitamin deficiency
- The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes “mono” in young men and women which
- Certain strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) also cause head and neck
- Exposure to sunlight may cause oral and lip cancer.
- Consumption of alcohol, chewing of tobacco is also known to affect the throat
- Exposure to radiation in the head and the neck region.
What are the symptoms ?
Symptoms vary as per the area where the cancer is affected. The throat, nose and the ear are the usual regions in the head and the neck where the tumor grows. Symptoms are such that it will mislead you to a common cold or cough or the same might make you overlook precancerous stage. The symptoms include.
- Sore throat
- Persistent cough
- Pain in the ear
- Lump in the throat, mouth or neck
- Difficulty in swallowing
How is head and neck cancer diagnosed ?
The head and neck cancers are more common with people above 45. Men are more prone to these cancers. If the symptoms persist then your doctor will refer you to a physician. He may ask you to take few tests. A physical exam of the soft tissues of your throat, neck and head is conducted. If he suspects cancer then you are asked to take a CT scan, PET scan or a biopsy which would include endoscopy or laryngoscopy to test the cells for cancer. leads to certain head and neck cancers cancers. Vaccinations are available for only for few strains of HPV. and the oral cavity.
What are the treatment procedures for head and neck cancers ?
Head and neck cancers surgeries in Hyderabad are conducted by experienced surgeons who after having discussed the treatment option with their patient device a plan suitable to them. It is usually done in combination with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery. More people are opting for robotic surgery for head and neck cancers procedure as the side effects are comparatively lesser.
What are the side effects of head and neck cancer treatment ?
Head and neck are the most sensitive areas and the treatments affect vital functions such a speaking and eating. The treatment procedures are strictly monitored by a panel comprised of pathologists, nutritionists and surgeons.
Why KIMS ?
KIMS is increasingly getting popular as it holds some of the best robotic cancer surgeons in Hyderabad. The robotic cancer surgeons in Hyderabad are those who are well experienced in the previously known procedures and as well as being trained and upgraded to the new methods such as the robotic procedures.