Content is medically reviewed by:
Dr. Udaya Kumar Maiya (MBBS, MD, DNB(RT), DCCF (Paris), Medical Director, Portea.
Neck cancer is a type of cancer in which the affected area is the throat. The larynx, also known as the voice box and the pharynx are the most affected zone; although throat cancer also refers to the cancer of the esophagus, trachea and the thyroid. In this type, the squamous cell that lines the surface of the throat develops cancer.
There are several factors that promote this type of cancer. Some of the most common causes are the consumption of tobacco and alcohol. The chance of developing a neck cancer, also commonly referred to as the cancer of the head and neck region, increases manifold in case of an individual, who is in regular consumption of alcohol and tobacco at the same time.
There are several cases when a person doesn’t show any neck cancer symptoms at all. Also, the signs and symptoms of a neck cancer vary from individual to individual. At times, people may show the symptom stated below, which may not always indicate cancer and rather some other underlying health condition. Some of the most common neck cancer symptoms that can be seen among individuals are-
These are some of the neck cancer symptoms that are very common. If a person has any of these symptoms, visiting a doctor at the earliest is the most advisable option. Depending on the neck cancer stages, it can be treated. However, the prognosis for this type of cancer is also an important aspect that should be taken care of. At times, neck cancer treatment at home is recommended for proper neck cancer care is highly advisable.
While there are many factors that can be considered as neck cancer causes, the two most widely seen factors are the consumption of any form of tobacco and alcohol. There is also a strain of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV, type 16) that can cause cancer in the oropharyngeal region.
There are also other risk factors that are as follows-
The affected zone varies among individuals. In a neck cancer, the different part of the neck region gets affected. Also, post-diagnosis, the neck cancer care should be on par for a faster recovery. There are several neck cancer home treatment options that can be very well availed and which will ensure the best neck cancer treatment at home.
The different neck cancer types are as follows-
By advising different types of neck cancer diagnostic test, the doctor comes to a conclusion regarding the treatment methods.
In order to make a diagnosis, the things that the doctor considers are-
Based on these, the doctor asks for biopsy of the tissue, which is then observed under a microscope to learn about the growth type. To know about the neck cancer stages, the doctor may opt for various neck cancer screening tests along with neck cancer diagnostic tests that help in making a proper neck cancer diagnosis. Various neck cancer tests ensure in making the right diagnosis and know about the chances of recovery.
There are various factors that are necessary to consider for a neck cancer treatment. These are-
Also, it is important to note that the individuals who have positive HPV, the neck cancer treatment will be different. Thus, considering the different factors, the patients are prescribed chemotherapy, radiation, some form of targeted therapy and even surgery.
While the neck cancer treatment is different for an HPV positive and negative individual, the prognosis is better for HPV positive individuals. But this is only possible with the best neck cancer care at home.
To give you comfort during your treatment and neck cancer care, Portea is your one-stop solution. Here the doctors and nurses are very well trained to handle even the most complicated cases of cancers. Avail the services of our nurses for neck cancer, who will take care of the patient in a very professional way. By trusting Portea, neck cancer treatment at home will be a very convenient option for you.
Visiting a hospital repeatedly can be a very tedious tough, especially when you have a bedridden patient. To help you get the best neck cancer care at home, our customized neck cancer home treatment plan will be a favorable thing for you at the moment of crisis.
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