Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic
Expert Head and Neck Cancer Care
If you have been diagnosed with a head and neck cancer, you are not alone: approximately 48,000 Americans receive this diagnosis every year. We can help, and the information on these pages will help you understand your diagnosis and the treatments and experts available to you.
At the Lifespan Cancer Institute, we provide patients expert evaluation, diagnosis and individualized treatment plans for all types of head and neck cancers. Our team-based approach brings together nationally recognized specialists including oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, and nurses.
As faculty members of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, our physicians are actively engaged in research to develop innovative and effective treatments for head and neck cancers.
What is the most common cancer of the head and neck?
Nearly four percent of all cancers in the United States are head and neck cancers. The most common types are cancers of the mouth, throat, or voice box. Lifespan Cancer Institute provides patients expert evaluation, diagnosis and individualized treatment plans for all types of head and neck cancers.
Is head and neck cancer the same as oral cancer?
Oral cavity and oropharyngeal is one type of head and neck cancer. Lifespan’s head and neck cancer specialists also treat the other types: nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer, salivary gland cancer, laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer, and nasopharyngeal cancer.
Cancer can develop in several different areas of the head and neck. Most begin in the squamous cells that line the mouth, nose, and throat. These malignant growths are often called squamous cell carcinomas.
The Lifespan Cancer Institute is an active clinical trials site, committed to providing the latest treatment protocols. Our patients have access to groundbreaking new immunotherapies and other new and emerging cancer treatments at various stages of diagnosis and across many cancer types.