A 30-year-old member asked:
How are head and neck cancers diagnosed?
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore answered
29 years experience in 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 doctor (can include exam by a scope such as laryngoscopy) followed by biopsies of concerned areas is a start. Ct or MRI scans are also usually done. Diagnosis is confirmed upon pathology review.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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