Cancer of the throat is cancer of the vocal cords, voice box (larynx), or other areas of the throat.
- Vocal cord cancer
- Throat cancer
- Laryngeal cancer
- Cancer of the glottis
The Wake Forest Baptist Approach
With the incidence of head and neck tumors at twice the national average in our region, the Head and Neck Cancer Program is of prime importance. A multidisciplinary physician team meets regularly to evaluate cases.
Each new patient is evaluated by the appropriate clinicians (surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists), and a treatment plan is recommended to the patient and referring physician. This multidisciplinary coordination allows for better patient convenience and timing of appointments, as well as closer and more effective physician consultative planning and disease management decisions.
Active research is being conducted in the areas of tumor biology and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning of head and neck tumors. Clinical trials in the areas of cancer prevention, cancer treatment and symptom management are offered to our patients with head and neck cancer.
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