Head and neck cancer

The incidence of head and neck cancer is highest in India. These cancers can affect the lips, tongue, mouth, larynx (voice box), pharynx, salivary glands, sinuses, and thyroid gland. Skin cancer or melanoma of the face and scalp also constitutes head and neck cancers. At Cytecare, we have a dedicated organ-site focused multidisciplinary team that provides services in areas of diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment services for all kinds of head and neck cancers, as per their classification and staging. The team has extensive experience and state-of-the-art technology available to provide advanced/very-advanced/recurrent/salvage head and neck cancer surgeries, reconstruction/micro-vascular surgery, dental and maxillofacial prosthetics, and implant surgeries.

The treatment plan is customised for each patient, depending on the stage of cancer and other medical requirements. The multidisciplinary team, hence, plays a crucial role in the diagnosis as well as the treatment plan for every patient.

The goal of treating head and neck cancer is not just the removal of the tumour, but also to help patients cope with emotional and physical morbidity related to the disease and to provide rehabilitation services to patients. The aim is to facilitate restoration of confidence and to improve their quality of life. Hence, the comprehensive treatment plan at Cytecare also includes complete rehabilitation for each patient, in addition to treatment alone.

Tobacco Cessation Clinic

Prevention & screening

While one has no control over genetic factors related to head and neck cancers, there are some ways to reduce the overall risk of developing cancer:

  • Quit Smoking
  • Avoid tobacco intake
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle
  • Maintain good oral hygiene

If you fall in the at-risk category for any type of head and neck cancer (smoking, tobacco chewing, and alcohol consumption), our specialists at Cytecare recommend that individuals perform regular self-examinations and consult a doctor in case of any abnormalities.


Having years of experience in otolaryngology, microvascular surgery, maxillofacial surgery and head and neck cancers, enables our dedicated team of clinicians to provide accurate diagnosis. Our patients are carefully evaluated to prepare a therapy plan, in consultation with the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Histopathology team. Accurate diagnosis of cancer paves the way for the appropriate treatment plan, hence, the team offers the following diagnostic support.

Endoscopy Radiology Biopsy


Cytecare is a specialised centre for Advanced Head and Neck Cancers that offers the following treatment modalities for all its patients:


Surgery is a crucial treatment modality in case of head and neck cancers. Sometimes, multiple surgeries may be needed to restore physical function and appearance. Even if the tumour is completely removed, some patients may require a multi-modality approach that integrates chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy along with surgery. We provide comprehensive surgical services that include-

  • Very advanced / Recurrent / Salvage head and neck cancers
  • Surgical resection of oral, tongue, pharyngeal and laryngeal cancers
  • Mandibulectomy: Removal of part or all of the jaw
  • Maxillectomy: Removal of the bone in the roof of the mouth
  • Conservative Laryngectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Trans-oral laser microsurgery (TLM): Minimally-invasive technique to remove inaccessible tumours of the throat and voice box through the mouth
  • Micro-vascular free flap reconstruction: Reconstruction performed at the same time as surgery to remove the tumour
  • Skull base surgery/ Functional Endoscopic Sinus
  • Placement of dental implants
  • Removal of indicated teeth
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Palliative Care

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Types of head and neck cancer

Laryngeal cancer

Laryngeal cancer

Pharyngeal cancer

Pharyngeal cancer

Oesophagal cancer

Oesophagal cancer

Thyroid cancer

Thyroid cancer

Paranasal sinus and nasal cancer

Paranasal sinus and nasal cancer

Salivary Gland Cancer

Salivary Gland Cancer

Skull base tumor

Skull base

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"I have found all the staff I have met so far at Cytecare Hospitals are courteous.Dr. Poovamma was the doctor who did my surgery. I thank her for her excellent care, patience, responsiveness and treatment. All the nurses, coordinators I have met were also responsive and caring. Everything is well organized and planned. My experience at Cytecare Hospital has been all good. Thank you all."

Esther Prabha

"My aunt got admitted, the cleanliness is awesome Mr Morris responded well. Really its a great treat from doctors, nurses and housekeeping department. Specially I respect Mr Morris's response on time.
Thanks for all team. Good work keep it up."


"Very kind and helpful staff and doctors. The hospitality is excellent and all the services are provided in effective manner. The response from all the department is good. My uncle underwent the surgery and the chemotherapy and he is doing well too we expect a good outcome by the end"

Roopak Poddar

"The first experience with this hospital has been very good, the staffs are very friendly,v attentive and ready to sort out the queries and cooperative, Doctors are polite and explain the problem very well, made us understand about the complexity and also the best cancer treatment. The Hospital is very clean and housekeeping guys are very active and immediately clean up the place where ever they find its dirty."

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"The staff and doctors maintain a good ambiance. Recommended for any kind of cancer treatment. The doctors will assist you clearly further."