More than 54,000 adults are diagnosed with mouth and throat cancer annually. Men are two times more likely to develop mouth and throat cancers.
There are several ways to treat mouth and throat cancer including surgery to remove tumors through opening the oral cavity. Which surgery is right for you depends on the size, location, and stage of your tumor. Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons has a team of compassionate experts you can trust with your mouth and throat surgical needs.
Cancer of the throat and mouth can affect the:
· Larynx or voice box
· Hard palate
· Salivary glands
The most common places for cancer in the throat and mouth to form are the tongue, gums and mouth floor, and tonsils and throat. Risk factors include the consumption of alcohol, use of tobacco, and genetic conditions.
If any of the below symptoms persist for more than two weeks, you should consult a health professional.
· Patches of red or white tissue on the interior of the mouth
· Mouth or tongue numbness
· Sores in the mouth or on the lips that do not heal
· Mouth pain or bleeding
· Change in voice or hoarseness
· Thickening or lumps in the cheek or on the lips, mouth, or throat
· Persistent sore throat or ticklish throat
· Loss of appetite
· Changing Speech patterns
· Unexplained weight loss
· Difficulty moving the mouth, swallowing, or chewing
· Chronic bad breath
At Ohio Head and Neck Surgeons, we understand your concerns when seeking diagnosis and treatment options for Ear, Nose, and Throat injuries and diseases. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our quality ENT specialists. For more information on scheduling click here.
To prepare for your first appointment, you can also visit our New Patients page to find important forms you will need at your appointment including registration and health history.