Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the throat, thyroid, trachea and voice box. The multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team at UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center offers the latest in surgical techniques, radiation therapy, drug therapies and clinical trials. The team see the largest volume of head and neck cancer patients in the Western Kentucky region, which means they see more patients that may have a similar diagnosis to yours and have more specialized expertise because of it.
UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center treats a wide variety of cancers and is nationally recognized for its clinical care, research, prevention, education and community outreach efforts. As the region’s only academic cancer center, we are dedicated to making the scientific discoveries that will lead to enhanced treatment opportunities – helping more patients and their families cope with cancer.
Oral, head and neck cancers account for about 4 percent of all cancers in the United States and include cancers of the:
- Throat (Oropharyngeal, Nasopharyngeal, Hypopharyngeal)
- Voice Box (Laryngeal)
- Mouth (Oral Cavity)
- Nose (Nasal Cavity)
- Sinuses (Paranasal Sinuses)
- Salivary Glands
The Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Team at UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center offers the latest in surgical techniques, radiation therapy, drug therapies and clinical trials. We see the largest volume of head and neck cancer in the region, and we have more specialized expertise because of it. We offer access to the latest research, minimally-invasive approaches and personalized medicine, with a team-focused, multidisciplinary approach, coordinated by a nurse navigator.
- daVinci® Robotic Surgery
- Image-modulated Radiation Therapy
- Transoral Robotic Surgery
- Dental oncology
- Evaluation and treatment of speech and swallowing problems
for patients who have been affected by treatment
- Evaluation for clinical trial options