Head and Neck Tumors

Update 11/2/19

Scientific Literature

Radiofrequency and Head and Neck Gland Cancer and Dysfunction 

  • Parotid Gland
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Vestibular Neuroma (Acoustic Neuroma)

 

Parotid Gland Tumors

The parotid gland is the largest salivary gland and located in front of each ear. The salivary secretions consist of water, electrolytes, mucus and enzymes which help to pre-digest food (alpha amylase), provide moisture in the mouth for chewing and prevent tooth decay.  Parotid tumors are rare and about 25% of parotid tumors are malignant.

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Published Research

 

Parotid Gland Dysfunction and Cell Phones- Published Research

Thyroid Gland Tumors

The thyroid gland is a paired endocrine organ located at the base of the neck below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones which affects functioning of all organs of the body. Normal metabolism as well as normal fetal development (especially the brain) is dependent on normal thyroid levels.  Thyroid function is discussed here.

Thyroide gland anatomy

The American Thyroid Association in 2017 discussed the worldwide increase in thyroid cancer . They state, “The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased dramatically during the past three decades and it is now the fastest growing cancer in women. Almost all of this increase is in papillary thyroid cancer. The reason for this is unclear, although many point to the increase in imaging studies of the neck where small thyroid nodules are discovered before they become apparent on physical exam. This has led to some investigators stating that thyroid cancer is being over diagnosed, meaning that many of the small thyroid cancers being found would never progress to the stage where survival ort health would be affected. However, there are many factors in the environment that may also cause an increase in thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, including the release of radiation from nuclear reactor accidents.”

Published Research

 

Thyroid Gland Dysfunction and Cell Phones

 

Other Relevant Articles on Thyroid Dysfunction

Vestibular Nerve Tumors (Acoustic Neuromas)

An acoustic neuroma (also known as vestibular Schwannoma) is a slow growing benign tumor of Schwann nerve cells located in the inner ear on the vestibular nerve (See #20 on the diagram). The Vestibular nerve transmits sensory information on hearing and balance to the brain. With slow tumor growth the nerve is gradually compressed and causes increased symptoms of hearing loss (usually just on the affected side), ringing in the ear, loss of balance and facial numbness.

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As the facial nerve which controls facial motion is located nearby, facial weakness can occur as well, but it is very rare. About 1 in 100,000 people per year develop an acoustic neuroma.

Published Research

 

Hearing and Tinnitus Effects of Cell Phones and RFR

 

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