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Head & Neck Cancer

About Head & Neck Cancer

    An extensive set of cancers that originate in the oral cavity, nasal cavity, nasopharynx, throat (oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx), and other nearby regions. These are clubbed together as head and neck cancers. They are classified in the same category because diagnosis, staging, and treatment of many of these cancers are similar, with few exceptions.


Requires a medical diagnosis Symptoms can occur in mouth, sinuses, nose or throat and include a sore or lump that doesn't heal, a persistent sore throat, trouble swallowing and changes in the voice.
People may experience:
Pain areas: in the ear
Also common: enlarged neck lymph nodes, hoarseness, or mouth ulcer


Treatment depends on stage
Treatments vary but may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy and immunotherapy.
Self-care Quitting smoking
Medications Chemotherapy and Targeted therapy
Surgery Pulmonary lobectomy, Wedge resection and Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Medical procedure Thoracotomy and Radiation therapy
Supportive care Palliative care

Dr.M.S.Ganesh (MS,MCh,FACS)

Dr. M.S.Ganesh (MS,MCh,FACS)

Head of Vydehi Cancer Center & Surgical Oncology

Dr.Geeta S Narayanan

Dr. Geeta S Narayanan

Head of Radiation Oncology

Dr.Shashidhar V Karpurmath

Dr. Shashidhar V Karpurmath

Head of Medical Oncology

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It’s been 9+ years getting a consultation from the Oncology Department for my Dad (Mr. Parmanand Pandey) who has been a Leukemia survivor since 2012. I approached oncology department for 2nd opinion and found this facility and Dr. Shashidhar. This doctor is truly exceptional! From the moment I entered the doors to the office, cared for, and completely at ease. Dr. Shashidhar and his staff has gone above and beyond to be sure that my dad’s complete health and wellness have been made first priority. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable, under his supervision and continuous integrated efforts my Dad's health improved a lot since he has been diagnosed to this Chronic disease.

Anjani Pandey

Reviewed Date: 06th April 2021
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