Cancers of the ear usually occur on the skin of the outer ear. Cancers of the ear can develop inside the ear too, but these are very rare.
Types: There are different types of cancers
that can affect the ear. Most ear cancers are squamous cell carcinoma on the outer ear, but basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma can also occur inside the ear.
Cancer of the Outer Ear
A scabbed area of skin that is jagged and irregular with crusting and oozing—usually on the upper edge of the outer part of the ear. This area may be present for many years and may or may not be associated with a swelling or lump in the neck.
Cause: Prolonged sun exposure over a period of time
- Clinical Examination
- EUA: Examine under anesthesia through a microscope
Surgery: Treatment for people with small cancers of the skin of the ear includes surgery to remove the affected area. Often no further treatment is required, especially if the cancer is confined to the outer edge of the ear.
Consult audiology centre and ENT department at Adil Hospital for medical and surgical treatment