Cancers of the head and neck region are diagnosed and treated by our specialized thyroid, head and neck team of otolaryngologists and other specialists. The team's focus is on malignancies of the:
• Thyroid gland
• The salivary glands
• The aerodigestive tract, which includes the mouth, pharynx, larynx, nasal cavity, nasopharynx and sinuses.
Patients consult with a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, and, in the case of thyroid cancer, endocrinologists. Thyroid cancers are highly curable with appropriate staging and treatment. For primary head and neck cancers, the two major goals are controlling the disease and maintaining a good quality of life.