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Head & Neck Cancer

Head & Neck Cancer

Cancers of the Head & Neck include tongue cancer, lip cancer, cheek cancer which is also known as the buccal mucosa cancer that forms in the lining of the cheeks and the back of the lips inside the mouth where they touch the teeth, throat cancers, tonsil cancers, voicebox cancers, sinus and nasal cavity cancers as well as cancers in the salivary glands. Among the less common ones are Floor of Mouth cancer, nasopharynx, hypopharyngeal, and postcricoid cancer. Brain tumors are a separate category and are not included in the Head & Neck region.

Dr Vijay Anand Reddy has had a special interest in the treatment of Head & Neck cancers since graduation. He has gained cutting-edge knowledge of Head & Neck cancers during his advanced training at the Tata Memorial Hospital – one of the leading Cancer Centers in Asia & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, a world class leading institution.

Dr Reddy is a rare oncologist who is an expert both in chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This allows his patients to receive the best combination treatment. His supreme knowledge of drug and radiation therapy interactions lets him achieve the best possible result, making sure both therapies work together. He is also one of the few cancer specialists in India who is a qualified expert in Brachytherapy, also known as internal radiation therapy. Whenever required he uses brachytherapy in Head & Neck Cancers with ease.

The extremely high success rate – 80% to 85% of Dr Reddy’s patients go into full remission – is a direct consequence of his deep understanding of chemo and radiotherapy and the large number of Head & Neck cancer patients he treats daily. As a leading oncologist, Dr Reddy is regularly invited to major conferences to speak on the subject and has published several articles on Head & Neck cancers in acclaimed scientific journals.

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