Experience World-Class Care Near Home
At Franciscan Cancer Center, we don’t just treat the disease, we take a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to caring for the whole person.
Head and Neck Cancer
Cancer can grow in more than 30 places in the head and neck area. Here you’ll find the specialized training, skill and expertise needed to fight these cancers.
Our cancer specialists, board certified and fellowship trained, bring experience from the top cancer centers in the country, and have years of experience in diagnosing and treating cancers of the head and neck, including cancers of the:
- Larynx (voice box)
- Mouth and lips
- Nose and nasal cavities
- Salivary glands
Our neuro-oncologists specialize in brain and spinal cord cancer, which requires different care than head and neck cancer.
Treatment options for head and neck cancers
Our cancer specialists take a multidisciplinary team approach to fighting head and neck cancers. Experts from several specialties, including facial and reconstructive plastic surgeons, ear, nose and throat specialists, medical oncologists, pathologists, navigators, and other experts, will work together to design a personalized treatment plan specifically for your individual case, which may include one or more of the following:
- Medical Oncology, including Chemotherapy
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapies, such as antibodies that target specific molecules within cancer cells
- Rehab – speech/swallow
- Dietary – nutrition
- Psychosocial – body image issues
- Dental Program
Because we’re part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest health care providers in the country, you’ll have access to the latest research and innovations through the CHI Institute for Research and Innovation as well as national clinical trials as part of our participation in the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).
Ask your doctor how to access clinical trials.
Care without the commute
You can receive treatment for head and neck cancers at our premier treatment centers conveniently located throughout the Puget Sound area:
CHI Franciscan Cancer Care at St. Joseph Medical Center
Find a specialist
Your first visit is with a board-certified medical oncologist, who will discuss the next steps with you.
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