Dr. Mark I. Singer
California Pacific Medical Center
2340 Clay St., 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Listen to conversations with Dr. Mark I. Singer:
Information from others is often not as relevant as you first thought. Search engines have debates with both proven and unproven information. Friends and the Internet are not a substitute for nurses and physicians.
Smoking harms almost every organ and accounts for nearly 20% of all deaths in the USA. Smoking is often associated with chronic illness before death with severe symptoms that diminish activity.
You, family members or friends need to understand what should be done after the hospital. Know about the activities desired, foods, wound care, medicines, when to see the doctor next and when to call him or her.
Alcohol and Cancer - 9:26
Alcohol, even one drink a day for women and two drinks for men, increases your cancer risk. Alcohol contributes to esophageal, head and neck, liver and breast cancer. The strongest association is with head and neck cancer.
Know your insurance. Keep your primary care physician involved. Befriend nurses or office personnel. Have friends at meetings. Get professional help from other health care professionals. If needed, ask for a second opinion.
Head and neck melanomas can start as pigmented skin lesions, in the sinuses of the head or in the mouth. Biopsies need to be done by someone experienced with melanoma and that the slides need to be seen by an experienced pathologist.
Dr. Mark Singer, a noted head and neck surgeon in San Francisco, describes in straight-forward terms what to do when a lump is discovered in the neck. There are several possible causes —infection, inflammation, a remnant of a cyst from … Continue reading
You needn’t live in silence even if your larynx is removed. Dr. Mark Singer, a head and neck surgeon, describes how people who need total removal of the larynx, the natural voice box, can regain speech.