Tumors in Long Island, NY
The word “tumor” is alarming for most people, but this word is used by medical professionals to describe any abnormal growth. Tumors are categorized as benign or malignant, and an accurate diagnosis gives the residents of Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York the opportunity to seek treatment. Eunice E. Park, MD, is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist who offers diagnostic and treatment services for tumors.
What are Tumors?
Any abnormal growth is categorized as a “tumor.” A tumor may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors generally do not require treatment unless they interfere with day-to-day activities or are cosmetic concerns. Malignant tumors are cancerous and do require treatment. Dr. Park specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.
Benefits of Treatment for Tumors
Even if your tumor is benign, having the growth evaluated by Dr. Park gives you peace of mind. If the tumor is malignant, Dr. Park recommends treatment that presents the optimum outcome. Early detection is important for the successful treatment of malignant tumors, so we encourage you to schedule a consultation today.
What are the Common Symptoms of Tumors?
Tumors cause different symptoms based on the location, nature, and type of tumor. An estimated 55,000 people will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer this year, so we want to provide some basic information about these types of tumors.
The following symptoms may be related to a neck tumor as well as other ENT conditions:
- Lump in the neck, including the lymph nodes
- Changes in your voice
- Phlegm with blood
- Problems swallowing
- Growths or discolored areas on the skin
- Persistent earache
Symptoms of a head tumor may include:
- Abnormal growth in the mouth
- Blood in the saliva
- Small, pale patches on the skin
- Ulcer on the skin
How are Tumors Diagnosed and Treated?
Dr. Park will examine the tumor. Based on her findings, she may recommend a tissue sample to be sent to a lab. If she determines that you have a malignant tumor or a benign tumor that may cause complications, she may recommend treatment. Treatment for your tumor may include surgery, medications and lifestyle changes.
How Much Does Treatment for Tumors Cost in Long Island, NY?
Treatment for tumors of the head and neck may be covered by your insurance based on the coverage and the type of tumor. We explain your coverage and out-of-pocket expenses after your consultation. You may incur other fees related to the diagnosis and treatment of your tumor. We offer several payment options, including cash, checks, and major credit cards.
Tumors may or may not require treatment, but the best way to know what type of tumor you have is to meet with Dr. Eunice E. Park, an ENT specialist who offers treatment for tumors. If you live in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, contact us to schedule a personal consultation.