Dr Nayak is the head of the Department of Head & Neck Oncology at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad which specializes in the surgical management of Head & Neck cancers and other related tumours. He has vast experience in surgery for oral & throat cancers, Thyroid and Parotid surgery, skull base surgery and head & neck reconstructive surgery. The Department also specializes in post laryngectomy speech rehabilitation and runs a very successful Laryngectomy Club, for the patients’ rehabilitation. Inspired by his vast experience as a surgeon caring for people with head and neck cancers, Dr Nayak has seen many moving stories and this is what prompted him to write a book entitled "Enduring Cancer – Stories of Hope" which was released in Hyderabad this year.
24 year old Priya, a nursing staff by profession first noticed a swelling in her neck about 4 years back. The swelling, initially small in size, started increasing gradually and alarmed she met a doctor, who ran some tests.
Excerpt from Dr Umanath Nayak’s book 'Enduring Cancer – Stories of Hope'. Dr Nayak is a Head and Neck Cancer surgeon, Apollo Cancer Hospitals, Hyderabad
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Thyroid is a small but valuable gland located in the neck. It produces thyroid hormones which control body temperature, regulate metabolism, influence growth and development and regulate use of proteins and vitamins. Hence,
There is nothing more traumatising than knowing that the end is near. How do you deal with the situation when you find out that you or one of your loved ones has incurable cancer? Here’s an excerpt from renowned cancer
May 25 is World Thyroid Day.
Excerpt from Dr Umanath Nayak's book "Enduring Cancer - Stories of Hope". Dr Nayak is a Head and Neck Cancer surgeon, Apollo Cancer Hospitals, Hyderabad
‘Doctor, what do you think is the