Archive for the ‘Head and Neck Cancer’ Category

Throat Cancer

January 25th, 2018 by admin in Head and Neck Cancer, Throat Clinic Comments Off on Throat Cancer

The exact cause of throat cancer is not known. But tobacco products are known to play a significant role in 80% of cases. In addition to the uses of tobacco, high risk factors involved: Tobacco use including smoking or chewing of the tobacco; Regular and heavy consumption of alcohol; Poor dental hygiene; Sexually transmitted virus […]

Neck Masses in Adults

December 6th, 2017 by admin in Head and Neck Cancer Comments Off on Neck Masses in Adults

Neck masses are common in adults. But often the underlying cause is not easily identifiable. Most of the neck masses in children are due to infections; but most neck lumps that appear in adults and don’t go away within 3 weeks are neoplasms. Malignant neoplasm far exceeds any other cause of neck lumps in adults. […]

HPV in Cancer of the Head and Neck

March 2nd, 2017 by admin in Head and Neck Cancer, Mouth, Throat Clinic Comments Off on HPV in Cancer of the Head and Neck

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of most common sexually transmitted infections in Australia. It is highly contagious, and as well as affecting genital areas, can infect the mouth and throat. HPV found in the mouth and throat is called ‘oral HPV’. Few studies have examined how people get oral HPV, but it is suggested that […]

Laser treatment of early laryngeal cancer

November 23rd, 2016 by admin in Head and Neck Cancer, Laser Surgery Comments Off on Laser treatment of early laryngeal cancer

A 44-year-old presented to our clinic with a 6-week history of hoarseness. She had a large cancer in her voice box extending from the epiglottis to her vocal folds. See photos 1 and 2. Under general anaesthesia, this cancer was excised; and frozen sections were taken to ensure there were clear margins. After a procedure […]