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Head and Neck Cancers

Typically, patients with head and neck cancer need a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. At Mercy, our multidisciplinary team approach provides you with an individualized treatment plan that offers you the best opportunity for success.

The Mercy Head & Neck Cancer team is made up of expert Otolaryngology/ENT Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Radiologists and Pathologists. Together, the team assesses each individual patient's disease and works with you to develop a personalized care plan. The team at Mercy provides treatment of head and neck cancers including:

  • Oral cavity (mouth) cancer
  • Salivary glands cancer
  • Paranasal sinuses cancer
  • Nasal cavity cancer
  • Larynx (voice box) cancer
  • Pharynx (throat) cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Cancerous skin tumors of the face and neck
  • Skull base cancerous tumors
At Mercy, we provide access to a full range of surgical options. Radiation oncology can offer Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and the latest Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) options with reduced complications. Chemotherapy delivers medication to destroy or slow the growth of rapidly dividing cancer cells relieving symptoms and improving surgical or radiation treatment outcomes by shrinking tumors.

Early Detection is Key

Mercy Health System offers patients the latest in cancer diagnostics, imaging and treatment options, as well as enhanced screening, education and support services. To learn more about our cancer care services, visit

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