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Dignity Health’s Head and Neck Cancer Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, located at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of all types and stages of head and neck cancer in Arizona.
Head and neck cancers make up about three percent of all cancer cases in the US. Most head and neck cancers begin in the linings of the nose, mouth, and throat.
The most common types of head and neck cancer include:
To learn more about diagnosis and treatment for these types of cancer, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health.
While most cancers usually have no recognizable symptoms early on, head and neck cancers often have very noticeable and obvious signs. This can very helpful for detecting and treating the cancer, before it spreads.
The symptoms of head and neck cancer include:
If you or a loved one is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, meet with an oncologist at Dignity Health for a proper diagnosis.
Researchers understand that certain risk factors are associated with the development of head and neck cancers. These include:
For many cancers of the head or neck, doctors at Dignity Health often use a combination of therapies to produce effective outcomes. Depending on the type, stage, and location of the tumor, treatment for head and neck cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and targeted therapy.
Dignity Health is committed to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for all forms of head and neck cancer in Arizona, as part of our comprehensive oncology services.