Head and neck tumors

Head and neck tumors

Head and neck tumors can develop in certain specific areas, namely the mouth, throat, nose, sinuses, larynx (vocal cords), pharynx, salivary glands, and thyroid gland. Most cases (over 90%) are squamous cell carcinomas that develop from epithelial cells lining the mucous membranes in this area.

There are less common tumors that can originate from other tissues, such as adenocarcinomas from the salivary glands and thyroid glands, melanomas from melanin-producing cells, lymphomas from lymphoid tissues, etc. 75% of skin cancers affect the head and neck area. In most cases, they are basal cell cancers, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas, which are diagnosed and treated initially by dermatologists.

The leading Israeli clinic Tel Aviv Medical Clinic employs real professionals in their field, who have been engaged in the identification and treatment of dangerous pathologies for more than 10 years. If you notice the appearance of a lump or other suspicious symptoms, you should immediately contact a specialist. They will carry out the necessary diagnostics and select the optimal therapy regimen. It is worth noting that we have set tariffs at the state level. Thus, you get quality services at an affordable price. If necessary, our staff will help you contact charitable foundations to raise funds for treatment.

When to see a specialist 

If you have any of the following suspicious signs, you should immediately contact a specialist: 

  • Pain;
  • edema;
  • Occurrence of ulcers around the mouth;
  • Pathological bleeding;
  • Change in bite;
  • Ineffectiveness of orthodontic treatment;
  • Fracture of the bones of the face;
  • Double vision after injury.

A qualified specialist will carry out the necessary diagnostics and select an individual therapy regimen, taking into account the peculiarities of the development of pathology and the general health of the patient.

Treatment of the disease

Despite the improvement in the organizational forms of detection of oncological diseases, a significant number of patients are admitted to clinics with a widespread tumor process, which makes it necessary to intensify treatment, including surgery. The intensification of surgical treatment, both in adult patients and in children, is associated with the improvement of surgical techniques, anesthesia and postoperative intensive care. The following main types of surgical interventions are distinguished: 

  • diagnostic (most common in pediatric oncology);
  • therapeutic (radical, conditionally radical, palliative);
  • cytoreductive;
  • rehabilitation;
  • symptomatic.