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Our Approach to Treating Oral Cavity or Throat Cancer

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Moffitt Cancer Center’s Head and Neck Cancer Program provides comprehensive, patient-oriented care for all types and stages of head and neck cancer – including oral cavity or throat cancer – with special attention to preservation, quality of life, rehabilitation and education. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing the newest and most effective head and neck cancer treatment to our patients while striving to blend compassion and technique in our care approach.

Our team of specialists from several disciplines provides a comprehensive program of care for patients. We provide screening, diagnosis, staging and treatment, as well as long-term follow-up both at Moffitt and in coordination with a patient's primary physician close to home. The head and neck cancer treatment program's comprehensive care includes the latest investigational treatments for head and neck cancer. Program physicians have been pioneers in developing and defining the investigation of adjuvant therapy for both lymph node-negative and lymph node-positive patients.  Surgical treatment is a fundamental part of the approach to patients with more advanced disease.

Scope of Head and Neck Oncology:

Cutaneous Malignancies

  • Melanoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Aerodigestive Tract Mucosal Tumors

  • Nasopharynx
  • Oral Cavity:  oral tongue, palate, alveolus, buccal
  • Oropharynx:  base of tongue, tonsils, pharynx
  • Hypopharynx:  pyriform sinus, cervical esophagus
  • Larynx/Trachea

Paranasal Sinuses/Skull Base Tumors

Endocrine/Salivary Tumors

  • Thyroid/Parathyroid
  • Major Salivary:  Parotid, Submandibular
  • Minor Salivary:  Lip, palate, parapharyngeal space
Otologic/Neurotologic/Skull Base Tumors
  • Cerebellopontine angle tumors:  meningioma, acoustic neuroma, schwannoma

Congenital/ Vascular tumors

Orbital tumors +/- skull base involvement

 
 
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