Head and Neck Cancer Care - Diagnosis & Treatment At Fortis Hospitals Mumbai
The following tests and procedures are used to diagnose head and neck cancers:
- Physical exam: A doctor will do physical examinations of the head and neck area to check for abnormalities after taking a complete medical history.
- Endoscopy: A doctor may use an endoscope (a thin lighted tube with a camera attached) to examine inside the head and neck especially for voice box and throat cancers..
- Biopsy: A physician may do a biopsy (removal of a small piece of tissue for microscopic examination) if a suspected area is noted.
- Imaging tests: A radiologist will take special X-rays such as CT scans, PET scans, MRIs, chest X-rays, dental X-rays, or a Panorex, etc, as part of making a diagnosis. If cancer is detected, these tests can tell how deep the cancer is and whether it has spread.
In addition, we use a variety of testing options such as HPV testing for throat cancer, thyroid nodule assessment for thyroid cancer, genomic testing for advanced head and neck cancer.
At Fortis, our experts use the most advanced diagnostics and imaging technologies to safely detect and monitor cancer.
If the diagnosis is cancer, your doctor will work on the next task - staging, which will help the care team determine how to proceed with the treatment.
Depending on the type and stage of cancer as well as the patient’s preferences and overall health, our head and neck cancer specialists will prescribe the best treatment options, including surgical and reconstructive surgery techniques that include innovative approaches to preserve your appearance and the function of your mouth and throat, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of treatments.
At Fortis, patients benefit from excess to top specialists in all areas of cancer. Our rehabilitation team designs personalised treatment plans for all patients and help manage problems with swallowing, speech, voice and other side effects treatment. As a leader in cancer care, we are committed to improving the treatments available to people with head and neck cancer.