NECK : LYMPHNODES WITH CANCER
Signs and Symptoms of Neck Lymphnodes With Cancer
Lymph nodes in neck – Sometimes cancer cells are found in the lymph nodes of the neck when there is no evidence of cancer in other parts of the body. When this happens, the cancer is called secondaries with unknown (occult) primary.
Most common symptoms:
Types of Neck Lymphnodes With Cancer
Lymph nodes in neck could be due to benign or malignant causes.
EVERY NODE IN NECK IS NOT CANCER
Nodes affected by cancer could be:
Causes and Risk Factor
Risk factors depend on the type of cancer
Screening and Diagnosis of Neck : Lymphnodes With Cancer
There is no screening test for this entity. These may be incidentally detected.
How do we diagnose?
To find the cause of symptoms, a surgical oncologist evaluates a person’s medical history, performs a physical examination, and orders diagnostic tests. The examination and tests conducted may vary depending on the symptoms.
Treatment of Neck Lymphnodes With Cancer
Treatment depends on the type of cancer. It could be surgery ,radiotherapy, chemotherapy in various combinations.
DO’s after Surgery
DON'Ts after Surgery
Clinical Trials of Neck Lymphnodes With Cancer
Tumor Board/ Multispecialty Clinic Evaluation
Each and every Head & Neck cancer patient is evaluated by a special team of Surgical Oncologists (Head & Neck unit), Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Onco-pathologists and Imaging Specialists. Depending on the age, general condition, type of pathology and stage of the disease, a custom made treatment plan is charted out for each and every patient as per International Treatment Guidelines. (NCCN – National Comprehensive Cancer Network). Treatment is usually multimodal consisting of Surgery,Radiotherapy ,Chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
When to reach the Treating Team
Patient & Family
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