At the Hearing & Balance Center of Austin, we believe that informed patients are better equipped to make good decisions regarding their health and well being. Please browse through our website to learn about common ear nose and throat diagnosis and treatments.
You can also find helpful information on the following sites:
- American Academy of Otolaryngology
- American Tinnitus Association
- American Academy of Audiology
- American Speech Language & Hearing Association
We are constantly receiving questions regarding your children. As always, for medical concerns please consult your pediatrician. Great Hills ENT is proud to support the Baby411 educational resource line.
Remember, you can always contact our office to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Thyroid cancer is usually recognized by thyroid nodules or swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter). A benign thyroid nodule is called an adenoma. Diagnostic techniques used to identify thyroid cancer are ultrasound, fine needle biopsy, nuclear medicine or CT scan. Other symptoms include hoarseness, difficulty breathing or swallowing, neck pain, swollen lymph nodes, weight loss or coughing. In addition to surgery to remove the cancerous tissue, your doctor may recommend a radioactive iodine treatment. In more serious cases, radiation and/or chemotherapy may be required. Note that if any or all of the thyroid is surgically removed, you will have to take replacement thyroid hormones in pill form for the remainder of your life to keep your metabolism functioning at an optimal level for your good health.
If you have lasting symptoms that are suggestive of one of these cancers, please contact our office right away and schedule an appointment with one of our otolaryngologists.