Head and neck cancer is a group of diseases that affect the body parts above your shoulders, like the nose, lips, mouth, throat and thyroid.
Facing the challenges of cancer head-on
The head and neck area are responsible for a lot of activities that allow us to feel like ourselves, like seeing, speaking, smelling and swallowing. If you were recently diagnosed with cancer in this region of the body, it can be a heavy weight to bear. You don’t have to carry it alone.
You can feel at ease knowing that your Tufts Medicine care team will be there for you every step of your care journey. From the day you’re diagnosed to the moment you walk out our doors, we’ll help you hold your head high.
Head and neck cancers affect the following areas:
- Larynx (voice box)
- Nasal cavity
- Salivary glands
Learn about head and neck cancer with Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS.
Everyone’s care journey starts with a thorough evaluation. If you feel pain or discomfort in this part of the body, talk to your doctor or otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist). Head and neck cancers are often curable if treated early, so we want to meet with you as soon as possible.