When you’re diagnosed with any type of head and neck cancer, you’ll find doctors at Specialty Physician Associates who combine compassion and understanding with surgical skill and experience. They gently explain your surgery options and perform advanced procedures to remove the cancer and reconstruct the affected area. If you have questions about head and neck cancer surgery or you’d like to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the offices in Bethlehem, Allentown, Quakertown, and Wind Gap, Pennsylvania.
Head and neck cancers include numerous tumors that develop in and around your nose, mouth, throat, and sinuses. Other cancers located in the head and neck region, such as thyroid cancer, aren’t included in this broad group of cancers.
There are five types of head and neck cancer:
As a group, head and neck cancers cause symptoms such as:
Nasopharyngeal cancers often cause symptoms you may not expect, such as ringing in your ears, hearing loss, a stuffy nose, nosebleeds, and blurry vision. Nasal and sinus cancers tend to cause congestion, postnasal drip, sinus changes, and vision changes.
There are many types of head and neck cancer surgeries, with each one named according to the targeted structure. A pharyngectomy, for example, is surgery to remove all or part of your throat.
For all types of head and neck surgery, your doctor at Specialty Physician Associates removes the tumor together with some of the surrounding tissues, and lymph nodes if necessary, to be sure all the cancer is eliminated. Following your cancer surgery, you may receive radiation therapy or chemoradiation (combined radiation therapy and chemotherapy) to eliminate any stray cancer cells.
Following head and neck cancer surgery, the doctors at Specialty Physician Associates reconstruct the area affected by your tumor. Reconstruction may be performed during surgery to remove the tumor or after your cancer treatment is finished.
When you need treatment for head and neck cancer, you can depend on the skilled doctors at Specialty Physician Associates. Call or book an appointment online.