Head & Neck Cancers

Head & Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers may originate in the mouth, throat, voice box, sinuses, nose, ears, face, salivary glands, thyroid gland, skin and other areas of the head and neck. Symptoms of head and neck cancers may resemble other conditions and vary depending on the location.

That’s why you want to talk with your doctor about getting an accurate diagnosis and reach out to the leading head and neck cancer experts in the Steven E. Moore Head and Neck Cancers program at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

Nationally Recognized Head & Neck Cancer Care

At Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center, you’ll collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of cancer experts for accurate diagnosis, innovative treatment and effective management of head and neck cancers. You benefit from the latest advanced imaging technology to support early diagnosis that helps identify and treat your condition as early as possible.

Head & Neck Cancers We Treat

Get the comprehensive care you need at Stephenson Cancer Center for all types of common and rare cancers of the head and neck, including:

  • Acinic cell carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Ears
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  • Nose/Perinasal Sinus
  • Oral cavity cancer – Tongue, lip, floor of mouth
  • Parathyroid
  • Salivary gland tumors – Parotid gland, submandibular gland
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Throat cancer – Pharynx, larynx
  • Thyroid Cancer

Comprehensive Head & Neck Cancer Treatments

During your experience at Stephenson Cancer Center, you and your care team will develop a detailed treatment plan tailored to your specific situation. Your plan may select from a wide range of treatment options, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.

Cancer Navigation Services

Throughout your journey at Stephenson Cancer Center, your care team includes a nurse navigator, a specially trained registered nurse (RN) who acts as your personal advocate and adds an extra layer of support. Learn more about cancer navigation services.

Supportive Care Services

You also gain access to extensive supportive care services, such as genetic counseling, nutritional therapy, support groups, palliative care, cancer education workshops, and symptom and pain management. And you’ll find all your cancer-related services in a bright, welcoming, up-to-date facility close to home and designed for your comfort and convenience.

Clinical Trials for Advanced Treatment

In Stephenson Cancer Center’s comprehensive program, you also may qualify to participate in cancer clinical trials as part of the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), giving you early access to today’s newest drugs and potential breakthrough treatments before they become widely available.

Your Head & Neck Cancer Care Team

From your first contact with Stephenson Cancer Center, you become a vital part of our multidisciplinary team approach that brings you together with a variety of cancer specialists, such as medical oncologists, cancer surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and others, to ensure you receive the best care for your particular condition.

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