An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Head and Neck Cancers

This year, it is estimated that over 64,000 people will develop a type of head and neck cancer. More men than women are diagnosed with cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a head and neck cancer, talk to us about treatment options. At City of Hope, our dedicated team of experts take a patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating this group of cancers.

Request a consultation

If you have been diagnosed with a head and neck cancer, are at a high risk for developing this disease or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, you may request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-4673. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information. 

Our Expertise

Our multidisciplinary staff pursues an integrated approach to treating head and neck cancers by combining the latest research findings with outstanding patient care. This includes using advanced technologies and specialized techniques such as:

  • Innovative, minimally invasive surgical approaches that reduce discomfort, blood loss and recovery time
  • TORS (transoral robotic surgery) and TLM (transoral laser microsurgery) using orally inserted therapy tools, eliminating the need for external incisions, scarring and other complications
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures that can restore appearance and function, often performed in the same operation as the cancer removal surgery
  • Highly precise radiation delivery that uses advanced imaging technology to guide radiation dose and focus, increasing its cancer-fighting effectiveness while minimizing exposure in normal tissues
  • Individually customized chemotherapy, immune therapy and targeted therapy regimens
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation program to help restore normal functions (eating, speaking, swallowing) after treatment

Additionally, City of Hope patients have access to our extensive team of supportive care experts, who will help you and your caregivers achieve and maintain a better quality of life during and after your cancer treatment.

City of Hope is a nationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of head and neck cancers located in Southern California. We are one of the few facilities designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, and for over a decade, U.S. News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America.

Our physicians have been consistently named "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly and are active participants in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which sets evidence-based best practices for detecting, evaluating and treating head and neck cancers nationwide.


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