Head and Neck Cancer

Leukoplakia can develop in several places, but most frequently, white spots appear on the cheek, on top of the tongue, or even underneath the tongue on the floor of your mouth.
Survival for throat cancers depends on the type of cancer as well as the stage and location of the cancer.
Although ear pain is not the most common symptom of throat cancer, referred pain to the ear in is something to look out for.
If someone feels a lump in their throat or neck, it’s worth going to a primary care physician to have them take a look and possibly schedule a sonogram to look for nodules in the throat.
Mohs surgery offers a more efficient and advanced approach that makes it less likely that the cancer will return, because surgeons will make small excisions on the same day until they are satisfied that the cancer has been removed.
A team of Roswell Park physicians has published a study that shows the importance of financial counseling for cancer patients to help them avoid “financial toxicity,” or the worsening outcomes after treatment that one group of patients experienced.
Some cancer patients have to undergo extensive surgery that dramatically alters their appearance, often causing great emotional distress. Thanks to the work of Dr. Vladimir Frias, Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, they can look like themselves again.
Anurag Singh, MD, and Emese Zsiros, MD, PhD, FACOG, are among the Roswell Park doctors finding innovative ways to improve patients’ quality of life without sacrificing effective cancer treatment.

April is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month—the perfect time to learn more about your risk factors. Unlike a mammogram, a PSA test, or other routine cancer screenings, oral cancer screening is something most people don’t think to ask about at the doctor’s office.

Dr. Wooten's grandfather was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer the summer before she began her medical education at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her family's experience during that time has shaped the way she cares for her own patients at Roswell Park.
Finding abnormal growths on your neck can be alarming. You know something’s not right, so you hop online, and a quick search reveals that among a long list of issues, it could be cancer. If the swelling or growth is around your Adam’s apple, it may be a goiter.
Everyone has experienced times when their breath is not exactly fresh: waking up in the morning, after drinking coffee, and post-consumption of pungent foods. Mouthwash commercials present it as a normal human condition. But can persistent bad breath, called halitosis, be a sign of something more serious?