Head and Neck Cancer
Dr. Karen evaluates neck abnormalities including cysts and masses. He does not evaluate thyroid disorders. He performs surgery on the neck routinely.
Dr. Karen is fully trained and evaluates and treats head and neck cancer. He performs diagnostic biopsies and surgical removal of various head and neck cancer problems. More involved cancer is referred to tertiary care facilities within our region.
Head and Neck Cancer refers to a group of cancers found in the mouth, throat and voice box region that can spread to the lymph nodes in the neck causing neck swellings. Risks factors for developing this cancer usually include smoking/chewing tobacco, and drinking alcohol in excess.
Together you and Dr. Karen will decide the correct path to take to treat your cancer. Sometimes this will include surgery and radiation, surgery alone, or a combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. If a referral is needed it will be discussed at your consult once a diagnosis has been made.