Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment At Downriver ENT
At Downriver ENT, our dedicated team of ear, nose and throat specialists provides superior treatment to patients in and around Dearborn and Southfield, Michigan. We are more than a Dearborn ENT – we provide comprehensive care that extends far beyond the normal range of a throat doctor. In addition to providing allergy testing and sinus surgery, Downriver ENT specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of oral, head and neck cancers.
Oral, Neck, & Head Cancers
Oral cancers often form on the tongue or floor of your mouth, and appear as red or white patches of tissue inside your mouth. Though these small ulcers typically look like canker sores, oral cancer lesions are painless. Some lesions may be benign, some may be malignant, and others could be pre-cancerous. People who have smoked tobacco or used tobacco products are particularly at risk for cancers of the mouth. A biopsy is usually the best way to determine if you have cancer.
The importance of early identification and treatment cannot be overstated. When it comes to cancers of the head and neck, most are possible to prevent, as their occurrence is associated with tobacco use and the consumption of alcohol. If your physician catches these cancers early enough, they tend to be curable.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should contact Downriver ENT for a thorough examination. The primary symptoms to look out for include:
- Pain While Swallowing
- Strained Breathing
- Pain In Your Ear
Lump In Your Neck Lasting Longer Than 2 Weeks In Time
- A Growth In Your Mouth
- Bleeding From Your Mouth, Nose, or Throat
Prompt Treatment At Downriver ENT
If you experience any of the symptoms above, or are otherwise concerned about the health of your ears, nose, or throat, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. The earlier we can intercept cancers, the better. Downriver ENT provides advanced cancer diagnoses in the greater Detroit area, including Southfield, Allen Park, and Dearborn. Call to schedule your appointment, or feel free to contact us using our online form today!