Head and Neck Cancer
Head and neck cancer develops from tissues in the mouth, larynx (throat), salivary glands, nose, sinuses or the skin of the face. Symptoms predominantly include a sore that does not heal or a change in the voice. Some may experience a sore throat that does not go away. In those with advanced disease, there may be unusual bleeding, facial pain, numbness or swelling, and visible lumps on the outside of the neck or oral cavity. Given the location of these cancers, trouble breathing may also be present.
- Ulcer in mouth
- Pain or Weakness in the Face
- Neck Pain
- Ear Pain or Hearing Loss
- Sore Throat
- Weight Loss
Mostly Surgery is preferred in this types of cancer it helps often the first-line treatment option for this type of cancer, but it may be combined with radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors are designed to disrupt proteins that cancer cells use to disguise themselves from the immune system.
These drugs are designed to block cancer’s growth by attacking specific proteins that may help cancer cells grow or divide.
Chemotherapy treatments for head and neck cancer are used when the cancer is spread to other parts of the body.
In Radiation therapy high amount of radiation is used to destroy cancer cell which will not effect the other organs or tissues.