Dr. Ramandeep Kaur, MS ENT, Head & Neck Surgeon
On the occasion of 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐎𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐝 & 𝐍𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤, 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟏𝟑 – 𝟏𝟗, Patel Hospital’s Head and Neck Center of Excellence Department Jalandhar organized a focused campaign on 15th & 16th April 2021.
In this drive, we conducted a 𝑭𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 on Head & Neck cancer awareness discussing oral and dental health, 𝑹𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝑶𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝑪𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒓, and a 𝒔𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒉 𝒄𝒂𝒎𝒑 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍. Dr. Shamit Chopra (HoD & Head & Neck Surgeon), Dr. Ramandeep Kaur (MS, ENT and head and neck surgeon ), Dr. Ajay Kumar( Head and Neck Oncosurgeon), Dr. Arpita Jangu (BDS, Dental & Maxillofacial Surgeon) Dr. Satyapal Choudhary (BDS, Dental & Maxillofacial Surgeon) had examined about 60 patients free of cost.
𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑵𝒆𝒄𝒌 𝑪𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 30% 𝒐𝒇 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒂. Oral, head and neck cancers are categorized by where they originate: either in squamous cells that line the head and neck or in the salivary glands. These cancers are then again subcategorized by the physical anatomy of where cancer resides. People should be aware of the possible warning signs so that they can contact a doctor as soon as possible. Successful treatment depends on the initial Diagnosis.
𝑬𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒔 include sores, swelling, lumps, or patches in the mouth or throat, change in voice, feeling of a lump. The majority of head and neck cancer cases are preventable with certain lifestyle modifications.
𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒌 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔, such as gender and age, are uncontrollable but work in conjunction with modifiable risk factors like smoking, tobacco consumption, or drinking alcohol.
The 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒌 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒔 is highly complex and individualized. It might consist of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of one or more of these modalities.