Finding a tumor or lump on the body is a frightening situation for any patient. Dr. Craig Hecht and Dr. David Astrachan of Ear Nose and Throat Specialists of Connecticut provide guidance, diagnostic services, and potential treatments to patients dealing with head tumors and neck tumors. Patients should feel free to call the office for a consultation today.
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.
At Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Connecticut, we accept most major insurance plans including Medicare. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Dr. Hecht was dilligent in pursuing a cause for my symptoms and ultimately caught and corrected a life-threatening condition."
"Recently had a septoplasty performed by Dr. Astrachan and he did an amazing job and I'm only a week into my new nose. . Nose looks great and I can breathe once again..."