Tumours in the head and neck region can originate from various tissues, such as lymph nodes, salivary glands, bones, nerves, muscles, skin, thyroid glands, and can be benign or malign.
Head and neck tumours can cause a variety of symptoms if not diagnosed and treated in the early stage. These may include neck swelling, ear pain, difficulty in swallowing, hoarseness, difficulty in tongue movements, facial asymmetry, headaches, and visual problems.
Treatment for head and neck tumours may vary depending on the type, size, spread of the tumour, and the patient’s general health. Treatment options include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. The goal of treatment is to completely eliminate the tumour or slow its growth and reduce symptoms.
Treatment of head and neck tumours have a high success rate when diagnosed and treated early. Therefore, it is important to consult a healthcare professional in the case of a suspected tumour.