Overview of head and neck cancer
Head and neck cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that start in the head or neck region. This type of cancer can occur in the larynx, nasal cavity, oral cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx or salivary glands.
Head and neck cancer treatments
Head and neck cancers are very serious, as they may affect your speech or your ability to eat normally, but they're often curable. Your cancer treatment team may include head and neck surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists on the medical staff, along with nurses, speech and physical therapists, dieticians and social workers. We take a team approach to care in our cancer centers across Texas, from diagnosis through rehabilitation and recovery.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of head and neck cancer, and personal preferences. Head and neck cancer treatments may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Pain management
- Clinical trials (when appropriate)
Specialized centers for head and neck cancer treatments
Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas
The Head and Neck Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is staffed by a team of medical and surgical oncologists, as well as oral surgeons, to offer advanced solutions for patients diagnosed with all stages of head and neck cancers.
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth
The Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth combines medical expertise and advanced solutions for treating patients with all stages of head and neck cancers.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers a multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team, including oncologists, oral surgeons, nutritionists and many others, to provide head and neck cancer treatments.