While the head and neck are not the first areas that typically come to mind for cancer, they can be affected, just like most areas of the body. Head and neck cancers can be found in the throat, mouth, tongue, and other areas. Our staff specializes in the early detection and treatment of these cancers.

Cancer Evaluation and Surgery at SFENTA

To determine the best form of treatment for cancer, an evaluation, and accurate diagnosis are first necessary. SFENTA offers testing to determine if you have cancer, as well as the type and stage. 

Evaluations are performed through a series of tests. This may include a physical examination of the head and neck, blood or urine tests, endoscopy, or imaging including an x-ray, CT scan, or an MRI. Your provider will determine which tests are most appropriate for you. If treatment is required, surgery can be used to remove cancerous tumors or tissue. The exact surgical procedure will vary based on the stage and type of cancer, and the location.

Types of Head and Neck Cancer

There are several types of head and neck cancer. Some of the most common locations for these cancers include:

  • Throat 
  • Voicebox
  • Nasal and sinus cavities
  • Salivary glands
  • Oral cavities (including the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, and mouth) 

Benefits of Evaluation and Surgery

Having any symptoms or illnesses you may be experiencing evaluated by a professional is important for maintaining your health. Evaluation can help detect cancer in its earlier stages, making it easier to treat. A proper cancer diagnosis can also help set you on the proper course of treatment. Surgery can be an effective cancer treatment when applicable. By removing the cancerous tissues or tumor, you may be able to stop the cancer from spreading.

SFENTA is able to offer patients evaluation and surgery in one convenient location, ensuring that our staff will be there to support you at each step of your journey. 

Your Cancer Evaluation at SFENTA

During your initial appointment with the SFENTA team, one of our specialists will review your symptoms and medical history. A physical examination may also be performed. Your provider may then request further testing in order to diagnose cancer accurately. This could include blood work, urine testing, or imaging such as an MRI or CT scan. If your tests indicate cancer, our surgeons will perform surgery to remove the growth or tumor that is cancerous. This surgery will require general anesthesia, and the specific steps will depend on the location of the cancer. Recovery will require you to rest and avoid strenuous activity for several weeks.

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About SFENTA

SFENTA is one of South Florida’s top-rated providers for ENT care. When you visit our offices, you’ll find the latest in ENT care and a network of specialists unlike any other. Our staff has been working with patients for over three decades to help them achieve long-term relief. 

We’ve made it our goal to provide each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

Our providers will take the time to listen to your concerns and then develop a customized treatment plan to address your unique symptoms.

Continuity of Care

We believe in finding long-term relief for our patients, never a short-term solution to the problem.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

With a team of over 50 board-certified physicians, we’ve built an unrivaled provider network that thrives on internal collaboration.

The Security of a Community Staple

Our staff is always nearby when you need us because we have over 30 locations across South Florida.

FAQ

If I have received a cancer diagnosis, can I visit SFENTA for surgery?

Yes. You will first need to schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation.

Does SFENTA accept insurance?

Yes. We accept most forms of insurance.

With 2 convenient locations across the Orlando area, we’re never far away.

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