Early Detection of Head and Neck Cancer is Key to Survival

Early detection and treatment of cancers involving the head, neck and skull base is critical to ensuring the best chance for survival. Patients should be referred to a head and neck specialist if:

• they have a sore that does not heal
• a growth in the mouth or tongue that persists
• painless swelling in the neck or jaw
• nasal problems, such as bloody discharge, obstruction or chronic sinus trouble
• blood in saliva or phlegm for several days
• pain when swallowing
• persistent earache
• hoarseness or other voice change lasting for more than two weeks 

Dr. Phillip Pelliteri can be reached for more information, or to make a referral, by calling 570-887-2692.