Areas of Head and Neck Cancers

An initial visit typically includes a discussion of medical history and examination of the head and neck area. Additional testing, such as imaging studies and laboratory work, may also be needed to make a diagnosis.

If your visit to Mass. Eye and Ear reveals the presence of a tumor, the head and neck oncology team will partner with you to decide the best course of treatment, which may include surgery, radiation or chemotherapy — or some combination of the three.

Successful head and neck cancer treatment is often dependent on a coordinated effort of many health care specialists. Mass. Eye and Ear is committed to treating the entire patient – not just the disease. Recovery from surgery may require specialized rehabilitation, skilled nursing, home health care and other services. Our Social Work and Discharge Planning offices work together to coordinate all the required services to best meet patient’s and their family’s needs after treatment.