Your Cancer Evaluation and Surgery 

The first step in cancer treatment is accurate evaluation and diagnosis. At Texas ENT Specialists, we will perform testing to evaluate if you do have cancer, and what type of cancer you may have. These evaluations are performed through testing that may include a physical examination, blood or urine testing, or endoscopy, as well as imaging such as an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI. The type of testing used will depend on your symptoms and where they may indicate the cancer lies. If surgery is required, the goal will be to remove the cancerous tumor. Your surgical procedure will also vary based on the type of cancer, location, and stage. 

Types of Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers can come in many different forms. Some of the most common types include cancers found in the:

  • Oral cavities (including the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, and mouth)
  • Throat 
  • Voicebox
  • Nasal and sinus cavities
  • Salivary glands

Benefits of Evaluation and Surgery

Evaluation of cancer is an important part of maintaining a healthy life. If you begin to notice symptoms, it’s important to have them evaluated by a trained provider. Evaluation can help properly diagnose your cancer and put you on the path towards the correct treatment. Surgery can remove the cancerous growths and tumors, allowing you to get back to feeling your best.

One of the biggest benefits of cancer treatment at Texas ENT Specialists is that we can provide both the evaluation and the surgery — so we will be part of your journey every step of the way.

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About Texas ENT Specialists

Texas ENT Specialists is a top-rated provider for ENT care across Houston. Our team of providers offers treatment for various conditions relating to the ear, nose, throat, head and neck, and more. We have 15 office locations across the Houston area to make your access to high-quality care as simple as possible. At Texas ENT Specialists, we have set ourselves apart in the industry through:

Personalized Treatment

We customize each treatment to meet your needs, as we understand that you are unique. We believe your ENT care should be unique as well.

Top-Rated Physician Network

Each of our 15 Houston office locations is staffed with highly-trained providers who are fellowship-trained and independently board-certified.

Centers of Excellence

Our locations are equipped with the latest medical technology to help us provide detailed care and give you a seamless patient experience.

Continuity of Care

We work to help you achieve long-term relief, never providing patients with “Band-Aid” solutions for their pain or condition.

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Who Is a Candidate?

Candidates for these services include those who are beginning to feel symptoms that may indicate cancer of the head or neck, or those who are looking for confirmation. Candidates are also those who require surgery for their treatment.

Your Experience with Texas ENT 

At your first appointment with the team at Texas ENT Specialists, you will discuss your symptoms and medical history, and the doctor may also perform a physical exam. After this, the doctor will decide what further testing is required to properly diagnose cancer. This may include imaging, blood work, or an endoscopy.

If you are confirmed to have cancer, our staff will perform surgery to remove the growth or tumor. This is done under general anesthesia, but the steps will vary based on the location of the cancer. You should plan to recover for 1-2 weeks at home, where you can rest and avoid strenuous activities.

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Head & Neck Cancer Evaluation & Surgery FAQ's

How will I know if I have cancer?

Most people who have this type of cancer have persistent symptoms that impact their daily life such as pain, swelling, sores, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, or bleeding. Our experts at Texas ENT Specialists will provide testing to determine if you do have cancer.

Why choose Texas ENT Specialists?

We are specialists in head and neck surgery and evaluation. We have a network of skilled providers who are able to assist you through the entirety of your experience.

With 15 convenient locations across the greater Houston area, we’re never far away.

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