Head & Neck Cancer in Maryland.

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The term "head and neck cancer" refers to various malignant tumors that form in or around the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses, and mouth. At Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates (COHA), we provide various head and neck cancer treatment options. We also understand that each patient is different, so our head and neck cancer care treatment plans are created to fit the needs of individual patients.

Why choose us as your head and neck specialists for your cancer treatment option?

  • We offer a comprehensive approach to screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
  • Provide personalized head and neck cancer care to the patients
  • Use the latest technology for cancer treatment

Head and Neck Cancer Conditions We Treat

  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Neck Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Options at Chesapeake Oncology Hematology Associates (COHA)

At Chesapeake Oncology Hematology (COHA), we provide the best treatment options for head and neck cancer:

Surgery

One of the most common treatments for head and neck cancer is surgery, and it typically involves the surgical removal of the tumor along with some nearby healthy tissue. Our expert surgeons at COHA will use minimally invasive surgical procedures to preserve the patients' function and appearance.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is used to kill the cancer cells by administering anti-cancer drugs orally or intravenously. The medications reach the cancerous cells through the blood and stop them from growing. We offer chemotherapy before or after surgery, and sometimes it is frequently combined with radiation for more advanced cancer treatment.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy only affects the cells in the treatment area and can be used after surgery to eliminate remaining cancerous cells. At COHA, we use radiation to treat both early-stage and advanced-stage head and neck cancer.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer begins in the tissues and organs of the head and neck region. Most head and neck malignancies begin in the squamous cells that border the mouth, nose, and throat. Squamous cell carcinomas are a form of cancer that can occur in the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose, or salivary glands.

The usage of tobacco and alcohol are two of the biggest factors that cause head and neck cancer, which are responsible for almost 85% of all cases. A smoker is 35 times more likely to develop head and neck cancer than a nonsmoker, while a heavy drinker multiplies his/her risk by up to five times. People who smoke or drink heavily may be up to 100 times more likely to develop these cancers.

A malignant growth in the head or neck may obstruct the passage of food or liquids down the throat. In addition, weaker muscles may make regular swallowing and breathing difficult.

Men are more likely to be diagnosed with head and neck cancer about twice as often as women.

Signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer can be similar to some common problems. But if they persist for a long time, or don’t go away even after taking medications, then make sure to visit a doctor. Some of the signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Nosebleeds
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Hoarseness in the voice
  • Numbness or paralysis in the face
  • A sore or lump that doesn’t heal

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