Head and neck cancers are among the most common cancers in India and other developing countries. Data shows that India’s global contribution to head and neck cancer patients is nearly 60 per cent - and this figure is expected to double by 2030, as per the World Health Organisation (WHO). Increasing use of tobacco, areca nut and excessive consumption of alcohol are the independent factors responsible for the rising cases in India.
Basically, head and neck cancer cover a range of malignant tumours that occur in or around the nose, mouth, throat, voice box, thyroid, salivary glands, larynx and sinuses. In most cases, these cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. This type of cancer usually begins in the squamous cells found on the soft surfaces of the head and neck. Non-healing ulcers, voice changes, pain or discomfort in the throat that doesn't go away, a lump in the neck, having trouble swallowing are some common symptoms of head and neck cancers. Multimodality therapy and a multidisciplinary approach are the cornerstones of the treatment of Head and Neck cancers. Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai, offers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for patients with all stages of head and neck cancer.
Head and Neck Surgeons at Fortis Hospitals are among the most experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers, including very rare and most complex types. Our doctors have access to the latest diagnostics and treatment options like minimally invasive operations (such as transoral robotic surgery and transoral laser microsurgery), complex reconstructive surgeries, advanced radiation therapy techniques, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy, etc.
We utilise an evidence-based approach in patient care, making us a top choice for cancer patients who are looking for the best head and neck cancer treatments in India.
The following tests and procedures are conducted to diagnose ent and head neck cancers:
In addition, we use a variety of testing options such as HPV testing for throat cancer, thyroid nodule assessment for thyroid cancer, and genomic testing for advanced head and neck cancer.
At Fortis Hospitals, 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 Hospitals, patients benefit from excess to top specialists in all areas of cancer. Our rehabilitation team designs personalised treatment plans for all patients and helps 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.
Our multi-disciplinary team of compassionate experts from different medical professions ensures the delivery of quality care throughout your cancer journey. Fortis Head and Neck Cancer care team includes:
The team also closely coordinates with other specialists such as neurologists, intensive care specialists, infectious diseases specialists, anaesthetists, pathologists, radiologists and clinical pharmacologists. This comprehensive team approach ensures that each patient has access to specialists during every aspect of their disease.
With excellent head and neck cancer specialists at Fortis Hospital Mumbai, India, you will receive comprehensive and individualized treatment with compassionate care, all at the same time. We are equipped with sophisticated cancer treatment technology to assist cancer specialists.
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