Head, Neck & Skin Cancer
The Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon is the most highly qualified specialist to diagnose and treat both skin cancer and other forms of head and neck cancer. We also are trained in facial plastics so closure of defects and complex cancer reconstructions are naturally within the realm of the Head and Neck Surgeon. The thyroid and parathyroid are endocrine structures located in the neck and are also intimately associated with the nerves that innervate the voice box. Otolaryngologists are trained in managing all forms of thyroid and parathyroid disorders and routinely operate on those structures.
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Pediatric Tumors
- Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer
- Salivary Gland Diseases
Where Are Your Salivary Glands?
The glands are found in and around your mouth and throat. We call the major salivary glands the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands.
The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 38,000 new cases of head and neck cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2002; about 9,000 of these were in the larynx (voice box).Experts anticipate similar statistics for 2003.
Tumors or growths in the head and neck region may be divided into those that are benign (not cancerous) and malignant (ie., cancer). Fortunately, most growths in the head and neck region in children are considered to be benign. Read More >
THYROID GLAND DISORDERS
Your thyroid gland is one of the endocrine glands, which make hormones to regulate physiological functions in your body. The thyroid gland manufactures thyroid hormone, which regulates the rate at which your body carries on its necessary functions. It essentially regulates your overall metabolic rate. Read More >