Head/Neck Cancer

The Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department provides comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for patients afflicted with cancers arising in the head and neck, such as:

  • Oral cancer (including gums and tongue)
  • Throat cancer, also known as cancer of the pharynx or pharangeal cancer
  • Voicebox cancer, also known as cancer of the larynx or laryngeal cancer
  • Sinus cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer

Head and neck cancer affects critical functions such as speaking, swallowing and eating, as well as physical appearance. We customize our selection of treatments for each individual patient, to maximize cure rates while minimizing side effects. Our treatments are designed to effectively treat the cancer with an eye toward maintaining your quality of life.

Each patient is discussed by a consensus team of head and neck cancer specialists from the following disciplines:

  • Otolaryngology
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Nutrition
  • Social work