Symptoms such as dysphagia or a lump in the neck or throat can be attributed to infections or other less critical concerns, but without a professional evaluation, it is not possible to rule out cancer. Our team of experienced, skilled ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and create a treatment plan geared to meet your needs.

Evaluation and Treatment Options 

Our first order of business at The Barranco Clinic is to conduct the necessary diagnostic testing to determine the causes of your symptoms. These tests may include bloodwork, urine samples, endoscopy, X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. The exact testing methods will depend on the size and location of your mass or lump. 

Our ENT surgeons will seek to remove any cancerous growths and the surrounding tissues so as to stop the disease from spreading. In some cases, the patient may need to undergo radiation, depending on the type and location of the cancer.

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Head and Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers usually originate in the mucosal lining of the mouth, voice box, and throat, which contain squamous cells. The name of this disease is “squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.” Cancer can also form in the salivary glands, sinuses, facial muscles, and nerves, albeit less frequently. Below are the most common locations for cancer to appear:

  • Oral cavities (in the tongue, lips, gums, cheeks, and mouth)
  • Throat
  • Larynx
  • Sinus cavities
  • Salivary glands

Head and Neck Cancer Symptoms

  • Lump or mass in the neck
  • Sore spots in the mouth
  • Vocal changes
  • Dysphagia
  • Chronic sore throat

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides top-tier ENT services to the communities of Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. From our state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic equipment to the compassion and dedication of our staff, The Barranco Clinic aims to exceed your expectations at every juncture. Our practice is founded on the following core principles:

Personalized Treatment

We handle each client as a unique individual, crafting a treatment plan that is tailored to their anatomy, lifestyle, comfort level, and wishes.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our skilled, seasoned ENT specialists work collaboratively to ensure you receive the most comprehensive assessment and treatment plan. With over 300 years of combined expertise, our doctors go the extra mile to deliver exponentially superior results.

Continuity of Care

Your care begins the moment you contact us to set up a consultation and extends well beyond when you leave the office after your procedure. We follow up with you to ensure a seamless and stress-free recovery.

Community Investment

We consistently give back to the community by helping to provide valuable resources, education, medicine, and essential items to those most in need.


What are the causes of head and neck cancer?

It is unknown exactly what causes head and neck cancers. However, certain behaviors and lifestyles are associated with higher risks, such as using alcohol or tobacco products.

How will I know if I have one of these cancers?

If you have experienced chronic symptoms such as an unexplained lump or difficulty swallowing, it’s essential that you see one of our qualified ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic. We will do exhaustive diagnostic testing to determine the root cause of your concerns and find the best solution for you.

With 5 convenient locations around the Orlando area, we're never far away.

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