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Dr. Foreman with a Camellia ENT Patient

Cancers of the head and neck are categorized by the area in which they begin. This can include:

  • Pharynx (throat)
  • Larynx (voicebox)
  • Salivary glands
  • Oral cavity
  • Nasal cavity

Symptoms of head and neck cancers:

  • Pharynx: pain when swallowing, pain in the throat or neck, trouble breathing, headaches, ringing in the ears, trouble hearing
  • Larynx: Ear pain or pain when swallowing
  • Salivary glands: Swelling under the chin, pain in the face, chin, or neck, or numbness of the muscles in the face.
  • Oral cavity: swelling of the jaw, unusual bleeding or pain in the mouth, or a white or red patch on the gums, lining of the mouth, or tongue.
  • Nasal cavity: Blocked sinuses, chronic sinus infections, pain in the upper teeth, or bleeding through the nose.

There may be other symptoms associated with potential head and neck cancer. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us today for an appointment.

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

Treatment can vary based on the individual and location of the tumor. There are other factors to take into account as well including the stage of cancer and overall health. At Camellia ENT, your local ENT Specialist, we offer head and neck surgery in order to remove the cancer and any tissue surrounding the cancer. After surgery, patients may require radiation therapy to kill any leftover cancer cells.

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