Cancer Care

Head and Neck Cancers

Personalized care for head and neck cancer.

About Head and Neck Cancers

If you’re wondering how you will deal with throat cancer, oral cancer or any other type of head and neck cancer, know that you’re not alone. Ascension oncologists and care teams are here for you. Together, we’ll work to create a care plan built around you and your needs.

Your cancer is as individual as you are. So, we start by listening to get to know you, understand your concerns and answer your questions. Then, Ascension cancer specialists will develop a customized care plan for you.

Specializing in the range of head and neck cancers

Ascension’s ear, nose and throat (ENT) cancer care teams are experienced in treating cancers that affect parts of your head and neck, including:

  • Nose.
  • Mouth, including lips, tongue or gums (oral cancer).
  • Throat.
  • Voice box and vocal cords (larynx).
  • Salivary glands.
  • Sinuses.

Advanced treatments, empathetic care

Our cancer specialists will work with you to determine the treatments that are right for your specific cancer. Your personalized care plan may include radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy (drugs aimed specifically at cancerous and cancer-causing cells), precision medicine (medications based on your genetic makeup) and surgery, including minimally invasive approaches, if appropriate.

We’ll also help you make lifestyle changes — such as quitting tobacco or alcohol — with the goal of helping you move toward healthier habits.

Compassion at the core of our cancer care

From day one, our head and neck cancer care teams are committed to supporting you along your cancer journey. Beyond just treatment, we’ll help you manage side effects and fatigue and provide encouragement for you and your loved ones. We’re here for you every step of the way.

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