Head & Neck Cancer

“Head and neck cancer” is the term used to describe a number of different malignant tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses, and mouth.

Most head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. This type of cancer begins in the flat squamous cells that make up the thin layer of tissue on the surface of the structures in the head and neck.

Symptoms

People with head and neck cancer often experience the following symptoms or signs such as fatigue, nausea, or pain, fever, rash, or an elevated pulse
Swelling or a sore that does not heal; this is the most common symptom

Red or white patch in the mouth
Lump, bump, or mass in the head or neck area, with or without pain
Persistent sore throat
Foul mouth odor not explained by hygiene
Hoarseness or change in voice
Nasal obstruction or persistent nasal congestion
Frequent nose bleeds and/or unusual nasal discharge
Difficulty breathing
Double vision

Treatment Options

We target head and neck tumors with a range of evidence-based treatments, such as radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy, as well as immunotherapy and targeted therapy.
Many patients, for example, experience pain, nausea, neuropathy and other conditions that impact their quality of life during and after treatment. In addition to delivering evidence-based medical treatments for head and neck cancer, we offer a range of supportive care therapies designed to help you stay strong and maintain your quality of life