Cancer is rapidly becoming one of the major causes of deaths in India and it has become a demon to deal with. Of all the prevalent cancer types, head and neck cancer is the most common. Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, inside the mouth, the nose, and the throat). These squamous cell cancers are often referred to as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Head and neck cancers can also begin in the salivary glands, but salivary gland cancers are relatively uncommon. Salivary glands contain many different types of cells that can become cancerous, so there are many different types of salivary gland cancer.

CAUSES

Alcohol and tobacco use (including smokeless tobacco, sometimes called “chewing tobacco” or “snuff”) are the two most important risk factors for head and neck cancers, especially cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx. At least 75% of head and neck cancers are caused by tobacco and alcohol use. People who use both tobacco and alcohol are at greater risk of developing these cancers than people who use either tobacco or alcohol alone. Tobacco and alcohol use are not risk factors for salivary gland cancers.

Infection with cancer-causing types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a risk factor for some types of head and neck cancers, particularly oropharyngeal cancers that involve the tonsils or the base of the tongue.

TREATMENT

Treatment depends upon the size of the tumor and Overall health of the Patient. As Dr. Mudit Aggarwal focuses exclusively on Head and Neck Cancer and has seen cases of every kind, treatment becomes a cake walk. With well-equipped team of medical professionals, each case is treated with utmost care and frequent follow-up is maintained unless the patient recovers completely. At our clinic, we believe in positive Counselling before going for further options.

  • Stop tobacco– most important in early stages as changes can halt and might revert back, in other stages a least it will not further progress.
  • Injection of local steroid with mouth opening exercise.
  • If these do not work then surgery has to be done, Being well-trained in robotic surgery, Dr. Mudit Aggarwal perform each operation with complete safety and precision yielding 100 percent success results.

“Future consultations are charged with fee waiver. We’ve been working to eliminate cancer for more than a decade. Our depth of experience contributes to every aspect of our care”.

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