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Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment in India

Understanding Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

Head and neck cancers are a group of cancers that develop in the head and neck region, including the mouth, throat, nose, sinuses, and salivary glands. They are the 5th most common cancer globally and are estimated to affect over 1 million people each year. In India, head and neck cancers account for nearly 30% of all cancers diagnosed.

What is Head and Neck Cancer?

Head and neck cancers are a diverse group of malignancies affecting the oral cavity, throat, larynx (voice box), sinuses, and salivary glands.

Head and neck cancers originate in various tissues within the head and neck region. Some common types include:

  • Oral cavity cancers: Affecting the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, and hard palate.
  • Pharyngeal cancers: Affecting the nasopharynx (upper throat), oropharynx (middle throat), and hypopharynx (lower throat).
  • Laryngeal cancers: Affecting the voice box.
  • Sinus cancers: Affecting the nasal cavities and surrounding structures.
  • Salivary gland cancers: Affecting the glands that produce saliva.

Treatment Approach

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Approach: Utilizing advanced imaging and biopsy techniques for accurate diagnosis.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Tailoring treatments to individual patient needs, considering cancer type, stage, and patient health.
  • Surgical Excellence: Offering precision surgeries, including minimally invasive techniques, to remove tumors while preserving function.
  • Radiation Therapy: State-of-the-art radiation techniques targeting tumors, minimizing exposure to healthy tissues.
  • Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapy: Implementing effective chemotherapy protocols and advanced targeted therapies.
  • Multidisciplinary Team Approach: Collaboration between oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists for integrated care.
  • Rehabilitation and Support: Post-treatment rehabilitation support, including speech and swallowing therapy if needed.
  • Follow-Up and Monitoring: Regular follow-up care to monitor recovery and manage any long-term effects.

Why Choose Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

  • Renowned Oncology Expert: Recognized as one of the best head and neck oncologists in India.
  • Comprehensive Cancer Care: Offering a full spectrum of treatments from diagnosis to rehabilitation.
  • Advanced Treatment Options: Access to the latest and most effective treatment technologies.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: Emphasis on individualized care, considering each patient’s unique needs.
  • Proven Track Record: High success rates in treating head and neck cancers.
  • Affordable Treatment: Providing cost-effective treatment options without compromising on quality.
  • Global Recognition: Acknowledged both nationally and internationally for expertise in oncology.


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About Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy

  • Dr. Vijay Anand Reddy is extensively trained and experienced in treating head and neck cancers.
  • With over 30 years in oncology, his expertise includes complex surgical procedures and advanced radiation therapy techniques.
  • Dr. Reddy’s approach to head and neck cancer treatment is holistic, focusing on preserving quality of life while effectively treating the cancer.
  • His commitment to his patients is evident in his emphasis on compassionate care alongside cutting-edge treatment.

Details of Pre-Op for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

  • Detailed Consultation: Assessing medical history and discussing potential treatment plans.
  • Diagnostic Tests: Performing imaging studies like CT, MRI, and PET scans, and biopsies for precise cancer staging.
  • Pre-Surgical Planning: Determining the best surgical approach and preparing the patient for potential outcomes and risks.
  • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating nutritional status and recommending dietary changes to improve overall health pre-surgery.
  • Medication Review: Adjusting current medications in preparation for surgery.
  • Smoking and Alcohol Cessation: Advising cessation to improve treatment outcomes and recovery.
  • Mental Health Support: Providing psychological counseling to help cope with the diagnosis and upcoming treatment.

Details During the Procedure

  • Anesthesia Administration: Ensuring patient comfort and safety through appropriate anesthesia.
  • Surgical Technique: Utilizing advanced surgical methods to remove the tumor while conserving as much normal tissue as possible.
  • Intraoperative Monitoring: Continuous monitoring of vital signs and immediate management of any complications.
  • Minimally Invasive Options: Where applicable, employ minimally invasive techniques to reduce recovery time and complications.
  • Communication: Keeping the patient’s family informed about the progress of the surgery.

Details of Post-Procedure for Breast Cancer Treatment

  • Post-Op Monitoring: Monitoring vital signs and recovery immediately after the procedure.
  • Pain Management: Administering pain relief medications and managing any discomfort.
  • Wound Care: Providing instructions on caring for surgical sites and managing drains if placed.
  • Rehabilitation Services: Offering physical therapy and rehabilitation to aid in recovery.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Scheduling regular follow-ups for monitoring and managing any side effects.
  • Adjuvant Therapy: If needed, planning for additional treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, or hormone therapy.
  • Lifestyle Guidance: Counseling on diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications for a healthy recovery.




What treatments are available for head and neck cancer at Dr. Reddy's clinic?

We offer surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy based on individual patient needs.


What is the cost of head and neck cancer treatment in India at your clinic?

The cost varies depending on the type and stage of cancer and the chosen treatment plan.

How long is the recovery period after head and neck cancer surgery?

Recovery time varies by individual and the extent of the surgery; our team works to ensure the quickest possible recovery.


Are there any risks associated with head and neck cancer treatments?

As with any medical procedure, there are risks, but we adhere to stringent safety protocols to minimize them.


Can I maintain normal speech and swallowing after treatment?

We prioritize preserving these functions; however, outcomes depend on the tumor’s location and size.


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