Skin Cancers can affect several areas of the head and neck that are generally managed by ENTs. Because of the delicate and intricate anatomy of the ears, nose, face, and neck, ENTs are expertly trained at removing skin cancers while preserving function and cosmesis of these critically important areas as well as in delicate reconstructive techniques that may be needed.
If you suspect you have a skin cancer of the head or neck, a biopsy will usually be recommended to check for cancer and confirm what type of cancer. If cancer is confirmed, you and your ENT surgeon will discuss removal and reconstruction as needed. Skin cancers of the face can also spread to lymph nodes in your cheek or in your neck, so if you have a history of skin cancer and have a lump in your face or neck, it is important to get evaluated by an ENT.