Head and Neck Cancer
Head and neck cancers are a group of cancers of the mouth, sinuses, nose, or throat.
Symptoms include any abnormalities in the patient's mouth, sinuses, nose, or throat and include a sore or lump that doesn't heal, a persistent sore throat, trouble swallowing, and changes in the voice.
Head & Neck Cancer Clinic
Head and neck cancer is treated by a multidisciplinary team of experts at Simmons Cancer Institute's Head and Neck Cancer Clinic.
Treatment options include either one or more of the following, depending on the cancer:
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy and immunotherapy
What to expect
When seen in the clinic, patients may undergo flexible laryngoscopy, which is a painless procedure to examine the throat using a scope passed through the nose. If a biopsy has not already been performed, this may be performed in clinic using local anesthetic (numbing medication).
Every head and neck cancer patient is discussed at the multidisciplinary tumor board, which includes our cancer experts who specialize in head and neck cancer. After this discussion, our team will discuss treatment recommendations with the patient.
With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.
Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.
Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.