Otorhinolaryngology and cancer

Otorhinolaryngology cancers are also known as head and neck cancers.They are a group of cancers that affect the soft tissue organs in the head and neck region. The most common head and neck cancer is basal cell cancer of the skin. Cancers that originate in the head or neck usually spread to lymph nodes in the neck before they spread elsewhere. A lump in the neck that persists more than two weeks should be seen by a physician as soon as possible. Utmost cancers in the larynx cause changes in voice and oral cancer (mouth or tongue) cause a sore or swelling that doesn’t go away.