Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Radiation Therapy
Radiation oncology is the use of radioactive beams targeted to kill cancer cells. At the Comprehensive Cancer Center, our radiation oncology center is the most advanced in the state of North Carolina. While precise, advanced radiation therapy is always important, it is critical in the treatment of head and neck cancers, where the delicate structures near these tumors need protection from radiation. Quality of life after treatment is an essential part of our treatment program at Wake Forest. Learn more about our survivorship program.
New patients may request an appointment online to learn about head and neck radiation therapy.
Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancers at Wake Forest
At Wake Forest, your radiation oncologist will create your treatment based on the specifics of your case, according to best practices. This means that we follow all published research about the best approach for cancer treatment and care. We also provide access to national clinical trials that we helped design and run.
See a list of the head and neck cancers we treat.
Robotic surgery combined with the radiation treatment offers new hope to patients. Learn more about robotic surgery for the treatment of head/neck cancers at Wake Forest.