Comprehensive care for Head and Neck cancers at Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai
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,tobacco, areca nut frequent and excessive consumption of alcohol are the two independent factors responsible formain reasons blamed for the rising cases in the countryy., although there are many factors that can increase the risk of head and neck cancer.
Basically, head and neck cancer covers a range of malignant tumours that occur in or around the nose,nose, mouth,throat,voice box, thyroid, salivary glands larynx,larynx, and sinuses, mouth and throat. Insinuses. In most cases, these cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. This type of cancer usually begins in the squamous cells found in the soft surfaces the head and neck. Non healing Voiceulcers, voice changes, pain or discomfort in arethe 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 multidisciplinary approach are the cornerstone for the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer can be best managed through multiple modes of treatment based on an individual patient’s needs. Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai, offers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for patients with all stages of head and neck cancer.
Otolaryngologists 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 best treatments.
Our multi-disciplinary team of compassionate experts from different medical professions ensures delivery of quality care throughout your cancer journey. Fortis Head and Neck Cancer care team includes:
- Head and neck surgeons
- Medical Oncologists
- Radiation Oncologists
- Maxillofacial surgeons
- Maxillofacial prosthodontistsDental oncologists
- Plastic and reconstructive surgeons
- Radiologists, pathologists, speech and swallowing therapists, highly trained nurses, clinical nutritionists, psychologists, counsellors, etc.
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.