Ear cancer treatment

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Ear cancer is characterised by the appearance of a tumour in the inner or the pina. This malignant neoplasm is rare but dangerous, with progression to neighbouring structures. The treatment should begin as early as possible with surgical removal. Radiotherapy and radiosurgery, immuno- and chemotherapy can be used in addition to operation.

Ear cancer is a relatively rare disease, a malignant tumour arising from the ear structures. The neoplasm often originates from epithelial cells, sometimes from the soft tissues.

According to statistics, the most common type is a tumour of the external concha (approximately 80% of all diagnosed cases), the second most common is cancer of the auditory canal, and the third is damage to the middle ear.

Cancer in the ear makes up approximately 1% of the total number of oncological diseases. Usually, people over 40 are more prone to this disorder. Regarding gender, both women and men are equally affected by ear cancer.

The symptoms include itching, excessive noise, and earaches at an early stage. Next, a knot, granulation, or ulcer occurs in the auricle or auditory canal. Over time, the signs transform into small bumps or ulcers. As a rule, it does not hurt and is not expressed by burning, itching or other sensations. Often, primary symptoms are discovered accidentally during a preventive examination, or the patient feels the changes with his finger.

If cancer of the middle or inner ear is suspected, the doctor provides imaging, otoscopy and biopsy examination. X-ray helps to identify destruction lesions. Ear examination with ENT can detect bleeding and visible lumps. The otolaryngologist might refer patients to a neurologist to determine the affected nerves.

At stage I of cancer of the external ear, treatment may be limited to surgery and the use of radiation therapy. Traditional scalpel excision, electrosurgical excision or cryodestruction are performed to remove ear cancer. Sometimes the tumour can grow into the adjacent tissues and bone. Therefore, otolaryngologists can remove a big part of the ear. As a result, many patients will require reconstructive surgery or hearing aids after cancer in the ear. The modern minimally invasive procedures include CyberKnife radiosurgery. Advanced regional metastases are an indication of Krail's operation (the primary method of removing lymph nodes located on the neck). In the late stages of the cancer process, palliative radiotherapy is performed, which is sometimes supplemented with chemotherapy.

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