Best Doctors in India for Head & Neck Cancer treatment

Dr. Rajesh Mistry

Dr. Rajesh Mistry

Head, Neck & Thorax Cancer Surgeon | Director (Oncology) & Consultant (Surgical Oncology,Thoracic ,Head & Neck Oncology Surgery); Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Vedant Kabra

Dr. Vedant Kabra

Surgical Oncologist & Cancer Surgeon | Principal Director – Department of Surgical Oncology; Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Best Hospitals in India for Head & Neck Cancer treatment

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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FMRI Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Fortis is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Fortis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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W-Pratiksha-Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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Head & Neck Cancer

Cancer occurs when the cells grow abnormally and also invade nearby tissues and eventually spreading to other organs in the body through the bloodstream or the lymph nodes.

Head and neck cancers include cancers in the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose and salivary glands.

Causes of Head & Neck Cancer

  • Frequent and excessive consumption of alcohol & smoking of tobacco.
  • Prolonged exposure to sun may cause skin cancer of head & neck.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a risk factor for head & neck cancer.
  • Poor oral & dental hygiene.
  • Weak immune system.
  • Inhaling certain chemicals like asbestos, wood dust, paint fumes at work may increase a person’s risk to head & neck cancer

Signs & symptoms of Head & Neck Cancer

  • Persistent sore throat.
  • Red or white matched in the mouth.
  • Blood in saliva.
  • Swelling in the neck that does not heal
  • Pain or difficulty in chewing, swallowing or moving the jaw or tongue.
  • Persistent nasal congestion.
  • Foul mouth odour, not related to hygiene
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Frequent headaches
  • Hearing impairment
  • Facial numbness

Diagnosis of Head & Neck Cancer

Physical examination

Physical examination to check any lumps on the neck, lips, gums and cheeks.

Blood & urine tests

Blood & urine tests help determining the cancer.

Endoscopy

Endoscopy allows the oncologist to see inside the head & neck with a help of thin, lighted, flexible tube called an endoscope.

Biopsy

A small amount of tissue is removed that is examined under the microscope & the cells, tissues & organs are evaluated to diagnose disease. The biopsy may include to check whether the patient is infected with Human papillomavirus (HPV).

CT scan

CT scan to measure the size of tumour.

MRI

MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) can be used to measure the tumour’s size.

Bone Scan

Bone Scan to check if the cancer has spread to bones.

PET-CT Scan

PET-CT Scan assess the effectiveness of a treatment plan & to check if the cancer has returned after treatment.

Treatment options for Head & Neck Cancer

Treatment of Head & Neck cancers include a combination of two or more of the following: 

Surgery

Surgery is considered the first line of treatment for Head & Neck Cancers, specially early stage head & neck cancers. Surgery may be:

Laryngectomy

Laryngectomy- It can be partial largynectomy or total largynectomy. For small laryngeal cancer, partial largynectomy is recommended, only the portion of the voice box affected by the cancer is removed. For more extensive laryngeal cancers, a total laryngectomy may be the recommended treatment, the entire voice box is removed.

Neck Dissection

The lymph nodes in the neck are removed if the oncologist suspects that the cancer has spread.

Flap Surgery

In Flap Surgery surgery, the diseased tissue is replaced. Tissue can be either soft-tissue alone or bone.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drug that helps to slow or stop the growth of rapidly dividing cells that cause cancer. It prevents the growth of rapidly dividing cells by killing the dividing cells.

Despite its side effects, chemo is still the most widely used cancer treatment option. Unlike radiation and surgery which treats cancer cells at particular locations, chemotherapy drugs can kill cancer cells that have metastated (spread) to different organs in the body.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy is a kind of cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation beams to kill cancer cells to shrink the tumors. Radiation kills the cancer cells by destroying the DNA. Cancer cells with damaged DNA fail to multiply and die. They are then removed by the body’s mechanism.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy (also called biologic therapy) is a new type of cancer treatment where the body’s immune system is boosted to help the body fight cancer by itself. Immunotherapy uses substances made by the body or in a laboratory to improve or restore immune system function.

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