What’s going on behind the scenes?
Cancers can affect the sinuses, jaw, tongue, tonsils, throat, voice box. Traditionally, head and neck cancers have been associated with exposure to tobacco or alcohol. Nowadays, head and neck cancer is more often caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are hundreds of strains of HPV, but the most problematic strain is HPV-16. Head and neck cancer is treated using multiple modalities including surgery, chemotherapy, and external beam radiation.
How Tucson ENT can help
If you have progressive (more than 2 weeks), worsening symptoms of ear pain, throat pain, hoarseness, trouble swallowing or breathing, then please make an urgent appointment with our office for a comprehensive ENT evaluation.
to learn more about head and neck cancer.