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Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer Types

In North Carolina, the incidence of head and neck tumors is twice the national average. Our team of head and neck oncologists feels a special responsibility to stay ahead of the curve in the treatment of these cancers. Our patient volume is among the highest in the Southeast—we treat more than 300 patients a year—so we have both the experience and expertise to treat all head and neck cancers.

New patients may request a head and neck cancer treatment appointment online.  

Head and neck cancers and tumors we treat include:

Learn more about head and neck cancer treatment and diagnosis at Wake Forest Baptist.

Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

Our multidisciplinary approach to head and neck cancer care involves a group of cancer physicians who only treat these types of tumors. This specialized approach creates an expertise that benefits patients. Further, our group includes dentists, nutritionists, speech and swallowing therapists and psychologists who treat and support patients. Meet our team of head and neck cancer experts at Wake Forest Baptist.

Support Services for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Beyond the surgical team, we include broad-ranging disciplines such as:

  • Dentistry
  • Nutrition
  • Psycho­logical services
  • Speech and swallowing therapies

The services of our Comprehensive Cancer Center also include Patient and Family Support Program, which features psychosocial counseling programs for cancer patients and their families. 

New patients may request a head and neck cancer treatment appointment online.  


Quick Reference

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1st Floor Information Desk
Appointments 336-716-WAKE
Toll-Free 888-716-WAKE

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