News, Throat / April 14, 2021
April 11-17th 2021 is Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer awareness week. Well, we feel this important topic needs a month. So for the month of April the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center will present information for Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer awareness.
Otolaryngologists can be the first to detect cancer of the head and neck. While throat or head and neck cancer are the most often used terms, physicians may also refer to the anatomical structure that is affected (pharynx, larynx, tongue, etc.). Cancer can develop when the cells in your throat have genetic mutations which accumulate. Those who are habitual users of alcohol and tobacco are at a higher risk of developing throat cancer. In the last decade, exposure to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) has become the most important risk factor for head and neck cancer. Other factors include not eating enough fruits and vegetables, and GERD.
It’s important to note that many of the following symptoms can also be caused by conditions that aren’t cancerous, such as the common cold or sinus infection. Our ENT specialists will help to determine the exact cause of your problems.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, please schedule an appointment with us today so we can determine the underlying cause and create a treatment plan. Schedule your appointment at the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center today. Call 847-685-1000
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The Ear, Nose, and Throat Center (ENT) is the premier Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery group in the northern Chicago suburbs. Our skilled and compassionate doctors can provide you with the latest advancements in total care for diseases, cancer, and disorders affecting the ears (including hearing), nose, mouth, allergy, sinuses, throat, head, and neck. We offer the highest level of specialty care for all ages from pediatric to geriatric.
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