Cancer Care

Head and Neck Cancers

Ascension's specialist and oncology teams provide diagnosis, care and treatment for cancers of the nose, mouth, throat, voice box and salivary glands.

About Head and Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers are malignancies that form above the shoulders, excluding the brain. Symptoms differ depending on cancer type, but can include hoarseness, a lingering sore throat, swelling or pressure, double vision or painful swallowing.

As with any cancer, early diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. If cancer is detected, our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists, oncologists and ENT-trained oncology nurses use a highly coordinated team approach to your care. They work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that focuses on minimizing side effects and improving your recovery time.

Depending on type and stage, we offer treatment options such as laser surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Where available, robotic and minimally invasive surgical approaches can avoid face and neck incisions.

Throughout the process, our team is committed to helping you get back to your full health and well-being — body, mind and spirit.

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