Head and Neck Cancer
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UT Southwestern Medical Center’s head and neck cancer program includes a dedicated team that offers a level of expertise unmatched in Dallas and North Texas. We provide our patients with comprehensive, timely, and effective care in a convenient location.
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in North Texas, we deliver the best cancer care available today and push to discover new treatments. NCI designation means we offer patients the ability to participate in the broadest possible range of clinical trials, with access to potential therapies not available at other facilities.
Cancer Care at the Highest Level. Anywhere.
Our team of hundreds of leading cancer physicians and oncology-trained support staff is a trusted partner in returning patients with cancer to good health.
Specialized Care with a Singular Focus
Head and neck cancers include cancer of the thyroid, mouth, larynx, throat, tongue, nose, and nasal cavity as well as skin cancers of the head or neck.
UT Southwestern’s team of head and neck cancer specialists treats only head and neck cancer, giving us a level of expertise that is on par with top U.S. cancer programs.
Our integrated team includes radiation and medical oncologists, oral and reconstructive surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, and speech pathologists. We collaborate closely on each case, ensuring that every patient benefits from the combined knowledge of all specialties.
Head and Neck Cancer Program
The Head and Neck Cancer Program at UT Southwestern provides excellent, compassionate care for patients with all stages of head and neck cancers. From a personalized patient experience to cutting-edge treatments, discover what sets us apart.
Causes of Head and Neck Cancers
Head and neck cancers are twice as common in men. Alcohol and tobacco use are the two most common causes of head and neck cancers, especially cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx. Infection with HPV is also a risk factor for some head and neck cancers. Learn more about other risk factors.
We offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available for head and neck cancer. With an early and accurate diagnosis, these types of cancer are often curable.
We also offer a wide range of support services that help patients and their families through this challenging time.
Our treatments and follow-up focus not only on keeping patients free of cancer, but also on restoring or preserving vital functions such as breathing, speaking, and swallowing. We also address cosmetic concerns such as appearance, facial symmetry, and contour. It’s important for every patient to move on from his or her cancer experience with the best quality of life possible.
Related Conditions and Treatments
- Airway Conditions
- Base of Tongue Cancer
- Cancer and Transplant Dental Care
- Ear Surgery
- HPV Cancer
- Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
- Human Papillomavirus
- Nasopharyngeal Cancer
- Oropharyngeal Cancer
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Radiation Oncology
- Salivary Gland Cancer
- Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer
- Skull Base Tumors and Disorders
- Transoral Robotic Surgery
- Vocal Cord Cancer
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