Head and Neck Cancer

Image of doctor talking to patientWhen you come to Vanderbilt for care for head and neck cancer, you are much more than a patient. Youre part of a team that includes many kinds of medical specialists, counselors, therapists and a coordinator to help you manage your care.

The Vanderbilt Difference

Vanderbilt has been a national leader in caring for head and neck cancers for decades. Our doctors' experience and specialized training is unmatched in the region. We offer the latest precision radiation oncology services, expert medical oncology services, and the most innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques. As part of the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center caring for adult patients, we also offer a range of promising approaches being studied in clinical trials. We work in close collaboration with the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, a national leader in care and research for people with communication or ear, nose and throat conditions. Vanderbilt is ranked in the nation's Top 10 Ear, Nose and Throat Centers by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about our services here.

Care CoordinationImage

At Vanderbilt, every head and neck cancer patient receives personalized care coordination. This includes:

  • Scheduling all your appointments on the same day when possible
  • Answering questions about your care
  • Giving you time to meet with all of our specialists
  • Connecting you with support resources such as our Survivorship program
  • Dealing with insurance companies to arrange reimbursement
  • Arranging hotel or other accommodationsbadge image


Our goal is to help our patients to healthy, active lives. We offer an award-winning Survivorship program to help patients and their families regain their health.