Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Chemotherapy
Head and neck cancers are complicated to treat. However, as the busiest head and neck cancer center in North Carolina, our team of physicians has expertise in treating these complex tumors. Using a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that utilizes the expertise of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, as well as nutritionists and swallowing therapists, our patients find an advanced, supportive healing environment.
See a list of the head and neck cancers we treat.
Chemotherapy to Treat Head and Neck Cancers
Chemotherapy is the use of medications to target and kill cancer cells, as well as prevent their spread. If you are receiving treatment at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, your medical oncologist only treats patients with head and neck cancers. The advantage of this type of specialization is that your doctor is an expert in treating these types of cancers, and leads research on how to better treat these cancers using chemotherapies.
Chemotherapy Clinical Trials
Another advantage to treatment at Wake Forest is that our Cancer Center participates and even leads advanced clinical trials in the treatment of head and neck cancers. Your doctor will educate you about your potential participation, but of course, the ultimate decision is your own.