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Mouth and Throat
Cancer
 

 

This is a group of cancers which involve the lining of the swallowing and breathing passages. Specific cancer sites include the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa, tonsil, mandible, maxilla, larynx and pharynx. The overwhelming majority are squamous cell carcinoma, which have a different behaviour when compared to Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC). These cancers are associated with smoking and alcohol consumption and present as ulcers, pain or lumps in the above-mentioned sites, or dysfunction with swallowing or voice. Occasionally, they can present with ear pain due to the same nerve supply of the throat and ear.

However, a large proportion of patients present with lymph node enlargement in the neck suggesting that the cancer spread were detected at a late stage. The treatment modalities include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The role of each depends on the tumour site, stage, the individual's overall health, and the chance of function (speech and swallowing) preservation.

Take Home: - Reconstructive Surgery important for restoration of aesthetics   and functions of eating, speech, smell and taste.



OTHER SPECIALISED SERVICES
 
•   Parathyroid Glands
  Head & Neck Cancer
  Larynx (Voice Box) Cancer
  Nasopharynx Cancer
  Mouth & Throat Cancer
  Upper Neck Lumps


GENERAL SERVICES
 
  Allergy & Rhinology
  Children ENT Surgery
  Ear Surgery
  General ENT
  Head & Neck Cancer Surgery

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WILL THERE BE PAIN AFTER SURGERY?
There is usually some pain over the neck wound incision, although this is less that most patients expect.
 

LUKE TAN | ENT-Head & Neck Cancer And Thyroid Surgery Centre

3 Mount Elizabeth,
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
Suite 14-17
, Singapore 228510


Tel: +65 6474 6116
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Email: appointment@luketan-ent.com.sg

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