The vast majority of head and neck cancers arise with prolonged exposure to known risk factors. Tobacco products and alcohol use are closely linked with cancers of the mouth, throat, and voice box. Appropriate surveillance and early diagnosis can prevent or minimize complications.
Signs and symptoms warranting an appointment with Dr. Kantu include :
- Persisting neck mass
- Persisting hoarseness or difficulty swallowing
- A sore or swelling in the mouth that does not heal
- Protracted cough with or without blood-tinged mucus
- Persistent earache. Such pain may be the first manifestation of a throat tumor.
The full spectrum of neck abnormalities including parotid, submaxillary gland, thyroid, and parathyroid disease are also evaluated and treated by Drs. Manoj and Sanjay Kantu. Their knowledge and expertise in matters of the head and neck provide the added reassurance and confidence that patients seek.