Cancer Treatment Center in Los Angeles, CA
Fighting cancer is one of life’s most difficult battles – but with a dedicated team of experts at your side, there’s always hope. At Pasadena CyberKnife, we bring hope to the fight against cancer every day through state-of-the-art treatments like noninvasive CyberKnife, and we treat virtually any form of cancer at our Pasadena cancer clinic. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with head & neck cancer, we’re here to help – and we’ll work to develop a treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle.
About Head & Neck Cancer
Head & neck cancer is slightly different from most forms of cancer. Instead of referring to a single condition, head & neck cancer is a blanket term used to identify any cancerous growth in the tissues of the throat, head, neck, nose, face, mouth, or sinuses. Head & neck cancer does not include brain cancer, but it encompasses a number of specific subconditions:
- Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Paranasal Sinus Cancer
- Lip & Oral Cancer
- Salivary Gland Cancer
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Hypopharyngeal Cancer
- Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Each of these specific conditions has its own unique symptoms, outlook, and treatment options.
Symptoms of Head & Neck Cancer
Because head & neck cancer has so many subconditions, the symptoms can vary widely from patient to patient. That said, there are a number of general signs to look out for:
- A lump in the neck, mouth, or throat
- A sore that doesn’t heal or go away
- A persistent sore throat
- Unexplained changes in the voice
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
Only a trained oncologist can determine if you have head & neck cancer, and you’ll need to talk with your cancer doctor to determine the best course of treatment. Treatment options vary greatly from patient to patient depending on the specifics of the case – but often, we can use CyberKnifeto treat head & neck cancer without surgery.
Contact Your Pasadena Radiation Therapy Center
Few things are as overwhelming as a cancer diagnosis, but if you or someone you love is facing one, we’re here to help. Call us today at 626.768.1021 to learn more about the treatments we offer, find out how we can help, and schedule a consultation for treatment. We’ll work with you to create a comprehensive cancer treatment plan, help you navigate the treatment process, and put you on the road to recovery and a cancer-free life.