Head & Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer is relatively rare and includes cancer or tumors that develop in the mouth, throat, nose, salivary glands, tongue, tonsils or other areas of the head and neck. Most are squamous cell carcinomas, cancers that begin in the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat. Eighty-five percent of all head and neck cancers are linked to tobacco use, and 75 percent are due to combined tobacco and alcohol use.

Because of their location, head and neck tumors may impair patients’ ability to eat, swallow and breathe. Head and neck cancer patients, Head and neck cancer patients are referral to Tertiary care center at northeast Florida for their required surgery. Dr. Kuruvilla also specializes in the treatment of sinus, tongue, tonsil, salivary gland, laryngeal cancer treatment.

The cancer center of Putnam has a long history of innovation and was an early a doctor in a use of PET Ct scanning since 2000s for diagnosis, staging, and treatment planning.

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