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Head & Neck Cancer Surgery
Being diagnosed with cancer is never an easy thing to go through and can give patients fear and anxiety about the future. At Acadian ENT, we have extensive experience and innovative technologies to diagnose and treat specific types of cancer through minimally invasive procedures when possible. Cancer of the head and neck occur in delicate locations, which require a multifaceted surgical team to perform a wide range of duties with extreme precision. The medical professionals and surgical staff at Acadian ENT combine years of skill and knowledge dealing with head and neck cancer, bringing our patients comfort and reassurance in times of uncertainty.
Types of Head & Neck Cancer
Head and neck cancer is an umbrella term that covers a wide array of cancer types in the head and surrounding area, not including cancer of the brain, eyes, thyroid, or skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, these tumors usually occur in the mucosal tissue which includes the oral cavity including the lips and tongue, in/around the nose and sinuses, all three sections of the back of the throat, the voice box or larynx, and saliva glands.
The location of the tumor depends on the symptoms that present themselves. Cancer in the mouth features a different set of symptoms than cancer of the larynx or sinuses. Symptoms of head and neck cancer can include swelling, open sores that do not heal, lumps, sore throat and hoarseness, jaw pain, earaches or ear pain, red/white spots in the mouth or gums, extreme fatigue, bloody saliva or phlegm, new or worsening mobility issues, persistent congestion, and more.
Talk with your physician about all the symptoms you are experiencing, even if you think they may be unrelated. Some symptoms may overlap, but accurately documenting your baseline symptoms can help your doctor to more accurately diagnose your condition and order further screening.
Treatment options for patients and recommendations from your physician or surgeon may vary and depend on a wide range of factors, including the overall health and wellbeing of the patient. Most often, the main treatments for head and neck cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these treatments. Sometimes, a patient may need the services of a reconstructive surgeon after treatment to replace lost tissue.
At Acadian ENT, we offer comprehensive treatment for a wide range of ear, nose, and throat conditions, including head and neck cancer. Our goal is to provide patients with the best care available, to aggressively fight back against these potentially life-threatening diseases. Contact the head and neck cancer specialists at Acadian ENT to schedule your evaluation today and get back to living your life, cancer-free.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Our resource center provides support to our patients and offers helpful information to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We have a number of patient information forms available for download, as well as pre- and post-operative surgery instructions, insurance providers and a list of frequently asked questions. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call and we’ll help you out.
Every time I have an appointment here, they are Friendly, Professional, and go beyond trying to make you feel comfortable. But best of all they are absolutely the BEST!!!
All the doctors are very informative and caring. The staff is amazing as well! They make sure you understand everything, and they explain it in ways you can understand. They are very passionate at everything they do!
Recently I had to visit an ENT for the very first time. I had no idea what to expect and very little understanding of what my issues were. Everyone at Acadian ENT were absolutely a delight to work with. They were caring, professional and pleasant from the moment we walked in the door. Each person that we interacted with explained my symptoms & treatment thoroughly and with a smile. I can’t recommend this place enough. 10 stars!
This place is amazing! I’ve been a patient there for years. Now that I have a child, he is a patient too. When we had his tubes put in, I was nervous just like any parent would be. The entire staff is great, always so friendly and accommodating. If you are looking for an ENT, look no further than Acadian ENT. You won’t be disappointed!
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