The CAMC Cancer Center treats many head and neck cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and thyroid cancers. Head and neck cancers may develop in the nose, throat, mouth, salivary glands and other areas of the head and neck. From screenings and biopsies, to innovative new treatments and survivorship, our team of specialists is here to help you every step of the way.

Types of Head and Neck Cancers We Treat

  • Oral cavity cancers including tongue, jaw, lip, and hard palate cancers
  • Oropharyngeal cancers including tonsil, base of tongue and soft palate cancers
  • Salivary gland cancers including adenoid cystic and mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  • Advanced skin cancers of the scalp, face, and neck
  • Thyroid cancers and noncancerous thyroid tumors
  • Laryngeal (voice box) and other throat cancers
  • Carotid body tumors

What sets us apart

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Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Tumor Board

Our surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and pathologists meet weekly to discuss each individual patient and their care plan

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Transoral laser microsurgery

Certain tumors of the mouth, throat and vocal cords may be removed with minimally-invasive laser surgery 

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Personalized care

Treatment tailored to the patient, with emphasis on preservation of function in this important part of the body