The evidence-based treatment plan your doctors choose is based on a number of factors: type of cancer, grade and stage of the cancer, your overall health, and your treatment preferences.
Surgery may be used in certain head and neck cancers to remove all or part of the tongue, throat, voice box, trachea, jaw bone, or lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy for head & neck cancers involves the use of medications to shrink or kill cancerous cells. These medications may be taken intravenously (IV) or as pills. In the case of head & neck cancers, chemo is often given with radiation.
The board-certified medical oncologists, nurses, and technicians at Connecticut Oncology Group provide the most effective, advanced care with warm, personal attention and support for patients and their families. Your medical oncology team will work closely with your other providers and help provide access to clinical trials.
Radiation oncology is the highly-controlled use of radiation to cure or treat symptoms of head & neck cancers.
Learn more about radiation therapy options at Middlesex