What are cancers of the head and neck?
Head and neck cancer is a broad term referring to cancers that affect the oral cavity (mouth, tongue, and lips), larynx, salivary glands, nose, and throat (pharynx). Usually, head and neck cancers start in the squamous cells in moist areas, such as the throat, mouth, or nose. Statistically, head and neck cancers are more common among men, people over age 50, and tobacco users. Around 70 percent of oropharyngeal (mid-throat) cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which is transmitted sexually. A tumor in the head or neck may cause difficulty eating or swallowing, trouble breathing, coughing, nosebleeds, voice changes, or headaches. The caring team at Cross Timbers ENT utilizes safe, effective treatments to address head and neck cancer. Please schedule an appointment at our facility in Arlington, Mansfield, or Midlothian, TX.
"Cross Timbers ENT opened a new location in Midlothian late 2022. Prior to this, I had been visiting their location in Mansfield. Since I reside in the Midlothian area, the convenience is great, however, the greatest attribute of the Midlothian location is the care and attention you are welcomed with when you enter the reception area where you are "happily and sincerely" greeted by Kristina Dakof and/or Kayla Burnett. These two ladies, without hesitation, will and do entertain all of your questions, assist with your scheduling needs and do their absolute best to ensure your experience with Cross Timbers Midlothian is the very best it can be. Having Kristina and Kayla as the first and last contacts the customer interacts with is a win/win for the customer and Midlothian Cross Timbers. They are two exceptionally talented associates whom Cross Timbers is fortunate to have in its employment!!!"- R.R. / Google / Jan 13, 2023
"I have experienced many ENT Doctors and office staff, this office staff and Doctors are hands down the best! They listen to patients needs and give true honest answers and care. Our normal Doctor did not have an appointment open, so we scheduled with the PA Tyler Shaw. He was great! He he gave the same level of care the Doctor would have. Excellent job!!"- K.C. / Google / Jan 10, 2023
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How are cancers of the head and neck treated?
To diagnose head and neck cancer, a thorough physical exam will be performed in our office. Your doctor will evaluate your health history and symptoms, as well as order diagnostic tests. The specific tests used will depend on your symptoms and the location of concern but may involve imaging tests and blood work. Once a diagnosis has been made, a customized plan will be created to eradicate cancer. Your treatment approach can vary largely based on your age, overall health, and stage of cancer. Options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of treatments. When treated in the early stages, head and neck cancers generally have a high recovery rate.
personalized cancer care
Head and neck cancer may sound scary, but the team at Cross Timbers ENT is here to walk you through available treatments and provide compassionate care. During a consultation, we can share more information about therapy and surgery options to help you fight cancer. We encourage you to schedule a consultation today in Mansfield, Arlington, or Midlothian, TX.