Vanderbilt’s Head and Neck Cancers team works together to provide a precise diagnosis and the most effective treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery and targeted radiation therapy. We combine advanced research, technology and techniques with compassionate care to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Our team also works closely with experts in other disciplines to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
We treat all head and neck cancers, including:
The National Cancer Institute designates us as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer.
At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. This means expert, comprehensive care just for you.
Our otolaryngologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and plastic surgeons combine their expertise to create a personalized care plan that is right for you. These specialists work closely with speech pathologists, radiologists, registered dietitians, physical therapists, lymphedema specialists and palliative care providers to meet all of your physical and emotional needs.
Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.
Our patient care coordinators guide you through your care plan. They can help you schedule appointments, gather medical records, address concerns and coordinate your care among all the specialists involved in your treatment.