"Dr. Hecht has always been a wonderful doctor when I need to see him.."
"He's very knowledgeable and has great bedside manner. He was also very honest with me ."
Dr. Astrachan is the best doctor I have ever had the privilege of being a patient for. "
"If you cannot breathe properly do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Astrachan."
"He is always on time for appointments, down to earth and professional.."
Finding a lump on the neck or head is disconcerting. Many patients automatically assume they have cancer, but in the vast majority of cases they don't. Swollen lymph nodes, for instance, can feel like a lump on the neck, or even the back of the head, and typically don't indicate cancer. If the lump is a tumor, it may be cancerous or benign. Dr. Astrachan and Dr. Hecht assist with the initial diagnosis process.
If found in early stages, head or neck cancer has a high cure rate. Early diagnostics are key to curing this cancer, and that's why patients need to schedule an appointment with Ear Nose and Throat Specialists of Connecticut right away if they suspect they may have a tumor of the head or neck.
Common areas for head or neck tumors to be found include:
For cancerous tumors, the most common location is the oral cavity.
Sometimes the most obvious sign of a problem is a lump that someone can feel, but some tumors are inside organs or deep under the skin and don't cause a visible lump. Other symptoms of tumors to watch for include:
With any of these symptoms, contact Ear Nose and Throat Specialists of Connecticut right away.
Dr. Astrachan and Dr. Hecht first will try to determine the type and exact location of the tumor. If the tumors are benign, surgical removal is typically the best option. If they're cancerous, they may need to partner with an oncology team to determine the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve surgical removal of the tumor as well as traditional cancer treatments such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy.. To start the diagnostic process, patients should contact Ear Nose and Throat Specialists of Connecticut for a complete consultation and evaluation.