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Head and Neck Cancer

Oral head and neck cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the United States affecting 40,000 Americans each year. More than 85 % of these cancers are related to tobacco use and are, therefore, preventable. Recently there is an increase of incidence in young non-smokers due to the human papilloma virus (HPV) of the throat.

Most oral cancers arise on the lips, tongue or on the floor of the mouth, but may also occur on the gums, roof of mouth or inside of cheeks. Early detection is one of the best ways to fight this type of cancer. The most common signs and symptoms include:

  • A sore in the mouth that doesn’t heal or grows in size
  • Lumps inside the mouth
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Soreness in throat or feeling that something is caught in the throat
  • Changes in voice
  • Pain / Swelling in the jaw

Other head and neck cancers include areas in the throat, esophagus, larynx, and nasal regions. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Erin O. from Downingtown, PA

“I had stopped taking my allergy medicine and ended up with the worse sinus infection of my life. The staff at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County genuinely will provide you with the best care. I was overwhelmed by the kindness, concern, and sense of urgency everyone gave. My phone calls were returned promptly and time was made to see me in the office when it was an emergency.”

Connie J. from West Chester, PA

“I can say after years of coming to Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County, my relationship and trust with Dr. Marriotti has grown tremendously. He is personable, friendly and I appreciate his input with my hearing condition. The staff at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County is always cheery and pleasant. I enjoy my visits and always leave feeling like I am in good hands.”

Dauna P. from University Lincoln, PA

“I am so grateful for the care Dr. Picariello has given for my complex and serious brain diagnosis. He has made such an impression on the way the process was handled. I shall never forget him and how humble he was when dealing with my condition. He is truly one of the best around and I am fortunate for his high ethical standards and professionalism.”

Kathy S. from Schwenksvile, PA

“The knowledge, encouragement, concern, and individual attention the doctors of Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County had demonstrated was far beyond my expectations. The office atmosphere is professional yet friendly. The doctors know their profession well and are able to explain in basic understandable terms. They made sure we were comfortable and took their time going over everything extensively.”

James B., from Coatesville, PA

“The allergy shot process has been a great experience and has prevented a reoccurrence of my nasal polyps, and decreased the need for my asthma inhaler. The allergy staff is excellent.”