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Neck Doctor Little Elm

Neck Doctor Little Elm

If you live in Little Elm and commute to and from Dallas for work, then you will ultimately have head and neck pain.  From headaches to migraines and other symptoms, Collin County ENT is attentive to solving and treating the cause.  Occasionally the problems with the head and neck are due to much more dire reasons.  These diagnoses may include head and neck cancer and tumors, which Collin County ENT is prepared to treat.

A head and neck cancer and/or tumor diagnosis is a life-changing event. At Collin County ENT, we’re here to help you and your loved ones with the decisions by providing all available information, thus increasing your confidence to make the right choice. We encourage our patients learn more about the diagnosis through exploration.  Research, knowledge, and preparation are the keys to confidence and treatment awareness.

Head and neck cancer represents a variety of tumors that emerge in the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses and mouth. Cancer of the mouth may be deemed a type of head and neck cancer. Squamous cell carcinomas is the term for many head and neck cancers due to their origin, beginning on the surface layer containing flat and squamous cells. Cancer confined to this layer of cells is named carcinoma in situ.  The spreading of malignant cells into deeper layers of cells is called invasive squamous cell carcinoma.

Most Little Elm residents diagnosed with head and neck cancer, are concerned as to the type of cancer they have but are more concerned with the cause and the treatments available.  Typically, cancers of the mouth, throat and voice box are linked to smoking and alcohol consumption; however, other risk factors have come into play. The latest research has exposed, in the last decade, that most cases of throat cancer diagnosed are non-smoking young adults who do not drink. The head and neck cancers have been found to be associated with human papilloma virus (HPV) and when diagnosed are unfortunately at an advanced stage.

Head and Neck cancers and tumors have several symptoms:

  • Trouble swallowing
  • A lump or sore that does not heal
  • A change or hoarseness in the voice
  • A sore throat that does not go away

These symptoms may also be the result of other, less serious conditions. Please check with your doctor if any of these symptoms appear. The specific types of head and neck cancer include:

  • Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer

Each type of cancer is treated accordingly.  Your Collin County ENT doctor will inform you of all your options. If you have further questions, you can always ask our Little Elm cancer experts by calling (972)596-4005 or completing our simple online form.

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