Head and Neck Surgery
This website uses information supplied from the AAO-HNS.
Head and neck cancer
More than 55,000 Americans will develop cancer of the head and neck (most of which is preventable) this year; nearly 13,000 of them will die from it. Tobacco is the most preventable cause of these deaths.
Fine needle aspiration
Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a technique that allows a biopsy of various bumps and lumps. It allows for microscopic analysis and accurate diagnosis of a number of problems.
Secondhand smoke and children
Secondhand smoke is a combination of the smoke from a burning cigarette and the smoke exhaled by the smoker. Over 4,000 chemicals have been identified in it, and at least 43 of these cause cancer.
Spit tobacco - it's no substitute!
Spit tobacco contains chemicals, including nuclear waste, embalming fluid, nicotine, and lead. It’s not a safe alternative to smoking; health problems simply move from your lungs to your mouth.