Testing used in the diagnosis of head and neck cancer include X-ray imaging such as CT scans, MRI scans, barium swallow testing, and tissue samples. The tests reveal if the cancer is spreading, and what is the best treatment strategy. There are two major treatments used for head and neck cancers, which are radiation therapy and surgery.
Sometimes both methods will be used and combined with chemotherapy.
Head and neck cancer patients are looking abroad for medical treatment to save money and receive the latest medical technology available. Many treatments are still pending approval in the United States. Traveling abroad is especially beneficial for cancer patients that may need to use these treatments or have a broader range of treatments available to them in the earlier stages of their cancer.