More than 55,000 Americans will develop cancer of the head and neck this year. Head and neck tumors can have devastating effects on a person’s appearance and ability to speak, swallow, and breath. Many head and neck cancers produce early symptoms, such as a lump in the neck, change in voice, growth in the mouth, bringing up blood, swallowing difficulties, changes in the skin, and persistent earache. Early detection is the key to treatment. If you experience any of these symptoms, please promptly contact our office to see our ear, nose and throat specialist for complete evaluation and management.