Luckily, most head and neck cancers are generally curable if caught early. Watch out for symptoms like pain swallowing, ear pain, lump in the neck that lasts longer than two weeks, and trouble breathing. Let the doctors at Metro ENT diagnose you today!
Malignant tissue in the bottom part of the pharynx is called hypopharyngeal cancer. This cancer is usually diagnosed through a physical examination, CT scan, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) chest x-ray, esophogus x-ray or biopsy. This cancer typically requires surgery to remove the malignant tissue, followed by radiation and/or chemotherapy treatment.
Laryngeal cancer occurs when there is malignant tissue in the larynx. Symptoms include pain swallowing, trouble breathing, ear pain, a lump in the neck, persistent coughing, hoarseness and/or a change in voice. This cancer responds well to surgery and radiation and/or chemotherapy.