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There are approximately 200 cases of ear cancer diagnosed each year in the United States. If left unchecked, this rare cancer can cause permanent hearing loss, paralysis, or death. Because of its seriousness, it’s important to act quickly following the detection of any signs or symptoms of ear canal cancer.

Most commonly, an ear infection that doesn’t go away, even with the treatment of antibiotics, is a sign that cancer could be present. Along with a severe ear infection, sufferers may notice scaly patches, bumps, tumors, or ulcers on or in the ear. Those who spend years in the sun without any sort of protection are at an increased risk of developing these symptoms.

Basal skin carcinoma and squamous cell cancer are the two most common types of ear cancer diagnosed. Following a diagnosis, immediate treatment is necessary to ensure that no further complications manifest themselves. The SCARS Center in Orange County provides various ear canal cancer treatments, including resection surgeries and radiation, to ensure that the cancer doesn’t metastasize. Meeting with our experienced staff of professionals in Newport Beach is the best way to determine a course of action and create a treatment plan that is tailored to your cancer needs.

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