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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Generally not as good as if all the cancer were removed. This one is highly variable based on the exact type of head and neck cancer, its stage, wher ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Depends on the what structures are being operated on and how much reconstruction needs to be done. Extensive surgery involving the tongue, base of to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Uncommon: There can be a genetic predispostion for families to develop cancer but only a few head and neck cancers (thyroid, endorine neoplasms, neurofibromatos ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Varied: There are many factors that help determine survivability in head and neck cancer. The type of cancer, its location in the head and neck, the size at ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes but uncommon: Lung cancer and malignant melanoma are more likely sources if metastatic cancer is found in the breast, but today we pathologists can tell. If there ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Tobacco usage: Head and neck cancers include cancers involving the throat, tongue, mouth, nose , and sinuses. Cigarette smoking is closely associated with throat ca ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Plenty: There are plenty of renowned head and neck surgeons on this panel , you have to ask right question to get the proper answer(s).
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, near completely: Head and neck Cancer is easy to diagnose even without a CT scan because it can be seen with a naked eye and felt with the hands of the expert doctor. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends on cause.: We have to know your symptoms & look at the CT scan (often examine ears as well) to come to a diagnosis. You've described the CT appearance (darke ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Detailed workup: Typically symptoms or signs raise suspicion (neck lump, oral ulcer, hoarseness, swallowing difficulty, local pain, etc.). A careful exam by an ENT doc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Prognosis H&N CA: Definitely not! there is obviously a wide range of cancer sites in this classification ranging from voice box, which has a 95% cure rate, to base of t ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Could be: It depend on the bone and what's wrong with it. I see in your profile you mentionned "broken clavicle". If you have a simple fracture, it may be treat ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Metatstatic tumor: Depending on node status at the time of primary resection, if multiple axillary nodes are removed, occasionally one sees supraclavicular swelling. Re ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to b ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
It is not the focus: Of my practice, but I am very interested because my father died of it in 1983. I have never seen a case with single or multiple exposures of diagnosti ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Frey
11 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed: Thanks for your question! To me it sounds like a condition known as torticollis. In severe cases of muscle spasm, muscle relaxers and even sedatives ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dry mouth: Depending on the radiation field.. Dry mouth is very common, hoarseness, and tightening of the skin of the neck. Sometimes difficulty swallowing.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
In advanced cases: Advanced tumors of the larynx (voice box) and pharynx (inside of throat) can be associated with enlarged lymph nodes of the neck (which can sometimes ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mri: Yes, will show up on imaging but should also be seen on a good physical exam by an ent.
A male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Lump: Size? Duration? Did it appear at same to e as other symptoms? Important that you see your Physician for examination and applicable diagnostic procedu ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
26 years experience Neurology
Unrelated: Sometimes, with fibromyalgia especially, symptoms may have a non-neurological etiology. Consider having prior imaging re-read and/or redone if none ov ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? Pinched nerve : in your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
Dr. Amy Tezza answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible shingles: If you have blistery lesions all on one side of your neck scalp and face i would be concerned about shingles. You should see a doctor asap as starting ... Read More

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