Head & Neck Cancer
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with thyroid, tongue, throat, oral or another type of head and neck cancer, the experts at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center offer the compassionate care and hope you need.
Your Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center team uses advanced technology to precisely diagnose and treat the specific type and stage of your cancer. We use the latest, most targeted treatments, including the latest clinical trial therapies, to help you fight cancer.
We care for a wide range of head and neck cancers, including:
- Laryngeal (throat): Vocal cord
- Oropharyngeal (throat): Soft palate, Tonsil, Hypopharyngeal
- Rare head and neck cancers
- Nasal (nose) and sinus: Nasopharyngeal
- Oral (mouth): Tongue, Parotid (salivary) Gland, Gum, Lip
Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. That means your case is discussed in detail at regularly scheduled conferences attended by all treating physicians and other healthcare professionals. You will also meet with your team of doctors and support staff in one location, reducing the need to travel to several facilities. A nurse navigator will also be assigned to you and guide you through every step of the way to offer education, coordinate appointments, tests and treatments, and offer you and your family support.
Your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are important, too, so care plans include support services from social workers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists and chaplains, as well as survivorship services and prevention.
The head and neck cancer team at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center has specialized education, training and experience in cancer care and includes experts in many specialties.