North Houston Cancer Clinics

Head and Neck Cancer

At North Houston Cancer Clinics, our advanced diagnostic procedures provide our patients with the best solutions for head and neck cancer diagnosis. Our expert team is always available to solve their problems effectively in every step of your head and neck cancer treatment. Our effective treatment plans with the best diagnostic procedures help in the effective treatment. of this cancer. We have committed to helping our patients in every possible way.

What Is Head and Neck Cancer ?

Head and neck cancer includes some parts of the body, including the larynx and throat, and some parts of the mouth, neck, head, nose, and salivary glands. The most common reason for the prevalence of head and neck cancer is the use of tobacco and soreness in the throat. Head and neck cancer treatment is available and possible, but these can also be preventable. These cells start growing in squamous cells and divide abruptly in the sinuses of salivary glands. People of age older than 40-50 are at high risk of head and neck cancer.

At North Houston Cancer Clinics, our expert doctors perform the best procedures for early head and neck cancer diagnosis. We want to provide you with every suitable treatment and support during your cancer care journey.

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Head and Neck Cancer Treatments & Diagnostics

There are three main treatments, which include surgery to remove the target part. The second is radiation therapy, and the last option is chemotherapy. It entirely depends upon your doctor and health condition which treatment option suits you.

  1. Surgery

Expert surgeons and oncologists are available at North Houston Cancer Clinics who will remove the tumor from the target area and may also remove surrounding lymph nodes or tissue if there is a chance of recurring cancer.

  1. Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is the most common head and neck cancer treatment option as it uses radiation to remove the tumor from your body. It will help in relieving your symptoms along with your treatments. In radiation therapy, high-energy X-rays are used.

  1. Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is used to kill or alter cancerous cells is more common in treating the last stages of cancer. A single drug or sometimes a combination of drugs may be used for head and neck cancer treatment.

Common Types of Head and Neck Cancer

Following are the most common types of head and neck cancer types.

  1. Oral Cancer means cancer cells grown in your oral cavity, including lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, and behind teeth.
  2. Nasal cancer is when the tumor appears in the hollow cavity inside your nose or surrounding areas.
  3. Salivary Gland Cancer means cancer of salivary glands. The function of the salivary gland is to produce saliva.
  4. Nasopharyngeal cancer appears in the upper part of your throat and is called nasopharynx.
  5. Laryngeal Cancer indicates cancer cells in your voice box, called the larynx. The voice box produces sound and has vocal cords inside it.
  6. Hypopharyngeal cancer is cancer in the bottom of your throat, also called the hypopharynx.
  7. Oropharyngeal Cancer shows cancer cells in the oropharynx, the middle of your throat.
  8. Tonsil Cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer.
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How We Help Head and Neck Cancer Patients

At North Houston Cancer Clinics, our expert team works with head and neck cancer survivors. In recent times, there has been a decrease in cases reported because of the highly advanced head and neck cancer diagnosis options. People are getting much awareness about head and neck cancer, how it affects them, and about the preventive measures. As with the increasing survival ratio of head and neck cancer patients, people need to get effective education and support in their post-head and neck cancer treatment period.

Common Symptoms & Causes of Head and Neck Cancer

For the best head and neck cancer diagnosis, we need to know about the symptoms and causes that are involved in head and neck cancer. It is hard to diagnose because the main symptoms are soreness in the throat and cold, which is also very common in other conditions.

Common symptoms of head and neck cancer include: 

  • Sore Throat
  • Redness in Throat
  • Headache
  • Bleeding from nose, mouth, or phlegm
  • Neck and pain in surrounding bones
  • Lumps in the neck or mouth region
  • Voice Changes
  • Pain during swallowing and chewing
  • Pain in your teeth and mouth
  • Any infection that is not treated by medicines
  • Swelling in mouth, sinuses, jaws and neck 

At North Houston Cancer Clinics, our team will educate you about all the common signs and symptoms and related risk factors that will help in head and neck cancer diagnosis.

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Frequently Asked Question

Head and neck cancer is quite severe, as the data indicates the survival ratio in stage 1 and stage is between 70% and 85%. This percentage shows that about 70 % of people can live around five years after head and neck cancer diagnosis.

Yes, head and neck cancer can be cured if early detection occurs. They can be treated by performing surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Early detection helps in practical head and neck cancer treatment.

According to the doctors and head and neck cancer diagnosis team reports that tobacco is the main leading risk factor that causes head and neck cancer. So, if anyone wants better recovery, they must decrease the amount of tobacco use in their daily life.

These are among the most recent and highly effective head and neck cancer treatments that are used in North Houston Cancer Clinics. It includes combined therapy, proton therapy, immunotherapy, and gene therapy.

Head and neck cancer spreads to the surrounding tissues and areas in about a year to three years. This cancer typically spreads to the surrounding lymph nodes. It usually involves the head, brain, sinuses, thyroid, mouth, and throat region.

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