Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

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

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Head and Neck Cancer

The incidence of head and neck cancer is highest in India. These head and neck 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 head and neck cancer team that provides services in areas of diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment services for all kinds of head and neck cancers, such as Oral Cancer (Mouth Cancer), Throat Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tongue Cancer, 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 head and neck cancer treatment plan is customised for each patient, depending on the stage of cancer and other medical requirements for mouth cancer and other malignancies developed around. The multidisciplinary team, hence, plays a crucial role in the diagnosis as well as the oral cancer 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 of mouth or oral cancer treatment is to facilitate restoration of confidence and to improve their quality of life. Hence, the comprehensive head and neck treatment plan at Cytecare also includes complete rehabilitation for each patient, in addition to treatment alone.

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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 mouth cancer and other cancer types:

  • 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 oral cancer abnormalities.

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 mouth cancer and other cancer types:

  • 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 oral cancer abnormalities.

Head And Neck Cancer Diagnosis

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 mouth or oral cancer 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 head and cancer treatment plan, hence, the team offers the following diagnostic support.

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Head And Neck Cancer Treatment

Cytecare is a specialised centre for Advanced Head and Neck Cancers that offers the following cancer 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. In case of Oral Cancer (Mouth Cancer), Throat Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tongue Cancer, 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 for head and neck cancer 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
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Types of Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

skull base tumour

skull base tumour

pharyngeal cancer

pharyngeal cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Salivary Gland Cancer

Salivary Gland Cancer

Oesophagal cancer

Oesophagal cancer

Laryngeal Cancer

Laryngeal Cancer

Paranasal sinus and Nasal cancer

Paranasal sinus and Nasal cancer

Our Team of Specialists

Cytecare’s commitment to providing the highest level of advanced cancer care treatment includes a multi-faceted approach that relies on what we call the four pillars of cancer treatment.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are the frequently asked questions about cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment and cancer care

Yes, head and neck cancer can recur after treatment. Unfortunately, it's a potential concern for many survivors. The chances of recurrence depend on several factors:
  1. Type and stage of the original cancer: Early-stage cancers and HPV-positive cancers generally have lower recurrence rates.
  2. Treatment received: More intensive treatments may reduce the risk of recurrence.
  3. Lifestyle factors: Smoking and heavy alcohol use increase the risk of recurrence.
Early detection is crucial for successful treatment of recurrent head and neck cancer. Don't hesitate to discuss your concerns and questions with your doctor.

Decrease your risk of head and neck cancer by following these strategies:
  1. Quit Smoking/Ditch Tobacco: This is the single most impactful step. Quitting all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes, drastically reduces your risk.
  2. Limit Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption increases head and neck cancer risk. Moderate drinking, defined as no more than one drink per day for women and two for men, may be safer.
  3. Embrace Sun Protection: Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun damages the skin, raising cancer risks. Regularly apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to exposed areas, including your lips.
  4. Practice Safe Sex: HPV (human papillomavirus) spreads through sexual contact. Reducing sexual partners and using condoms consistently can minimize transmission.
  5. Get Vaccinated: The HPV vaccine effectively protects against human papillomavirus (HPV) strains linked to certain head and neck cancers. Talk to your doctor about vaccination, especially if you're young
  6. Maintain Oral Hygiene: Brush twice daily, floss regularly, and schedule regular dental checkups. This helps identify and address potential oral issues that could contribute to cancer development.

There are several treatment options available for head and neck cancer treatment in Bangalore. The best approach varies greatly depending on cancer type and location, cancer stage and other factors. However, the three main pillars of head and neck cancer treatment are: 1. Surgery: Aim to remove the tumour and possibly surrounding tissue or lymph nodes. 2. Radiation therapy: Uses high-energy beams to kill cancer cells. 3. Chemotherapy: Employs powerful drugs to target and destroy cancer cells throughout the body.

The rate of head and neck cancer spread varies greatly depending on several factors, like cancer type, its stage at diagnosis and the Patient's health. The timeframe for spread can range from months to years, and some cancers may not spread at all. Neck cancer typically spreads to nearby lymph nodes as its primary site of metastasis. Lymph nodes are part of the body's immune system and are commonly located in the neck. Apart from the lymph nodes, neck cancer can also spread to other nearby structures such as the salivary glands, throat, voice box, and the soft tissues of the neck.

Yes, oral cancer is treatable, especially when caught early. The good news is that oral cancer often shows visible signs in the mouth, making early detection possible through regular dental checkups and self-examinations. Early-stage oral cancer has a very high cure rate, exceeding 80% in some cases.

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