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Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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. CT may reveal the actual size better, and also show some of the deeper cancers. With a negative CT scan we can be 98% certain that there is no significant cancer left undetected. ...Read more
I am post head and neck surgery and radiation for SCC of my upper jaw and palate. My CT shows Otomastoid opacification on that side. How is that treat?
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 (darkened mastoid cells) but the CAUSE was not mentioned. Is it an infection? Treat it with antibiotics. Is it from an allergic reaction? Treat with antihistamines. Is it from radiation? Hyperbaric oxygen is only known treatment for late effects of radiation. ...Read more
History, phys, scans: Typically a patient will present to their doctors with a history of a mass or growth in their head or neck they noticed or that someone else has noticed. Physical exams will confirm this finding and ct scans and biopsies will usually then be ordered to confirm the diagnosis of the head and neck cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head and neck cancer: Head and neck cancers span a wide range of sites and cancer types with several causes. Depending on the site and type of cancer, many people are cured or do quite well. Several details about the cancer will substratify it into one with a more or less favorable prognosis if you know more specifically what type of cancer and its location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do not assume: This is best answered by your doctors who are members of you oncology team. You need an immediate appointment and imaging to get this figured out. It could be tumor or late radiation effects or other non breast cancer conditions. Good luck and please call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?
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 be a carcinosarcoma. This is a difficult case and your physician will probably want several pathologists' signatures on the final report. ...Read more
Strong neck spasm with tongue pain after quick movement of neck. Now pain in Low Ri head/up Ri neck with feeling of bugs on head. What to do now?
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 be painful) or grow directly into the spinal structures. Persistent pain should be evaluated. A doctor can ask questions about your symptoms and do a physical exam to check for any injuries, illnesses, or activities that may be causing neck pain. ...Read more
Usually: Usually, if the MRI was to look at the neck, and not the cervical spine. Small throat cancers, or cancers without enlarged lymph nodes or masses can be harder to detect. It always helps the radiologist reading and study to have a great clinical history and know what diagnoses the referring clinician and patient are thinking about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have soft lump on neck near spine, ringing in ears , fatigue, tightness on neck and occasional headaches?
Lump: Size? Duration? Did it appear at same to e as other symptoms? Important that you see your Physician for examination and applicable diagnostic procedures. ...Read more
What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?
Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!
? 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 by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up with and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more
Can inflammation of head / neck arteries cause skin lesions on scalp, neck, head, face, cervical spine?
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