People fighting head and neck cancers know how their disease impacts daily life in ways that others often take for granted: speaking, swallowing, and even breathing.
Head and neck cancer can affect a person's self-image as well. At Simmons Cancer Center, our patient care teams work hard to help you maintain your quality of life while the healing process is under way.
Our challenge is not only to cure patients' cancer but also to restore or safeguard vital organs and functions. Our physicians work to preserve both life and quality of life, understanding patients' concerns about their appearance and facial symmetry.
Cancers of the head and neck include those affecting the:
Head and neck cancers also include skin cancers on the face, scalp, or neck, such as squamous cell carcinoma.
Simmons Cancer Center also has a multidisciplinary team of physicians who specialize in tumors at the skull base, focusing on the removal of tumors from the ear, brain, and lateral skull base, as well as treating other skull base disorders.
Our team has extensive experience in the latest minimally invasive techniques, which minimize complications and preserve normal neurologic and facial function.
For an appointment at our facility in Dallas or for more information about our head and neck cancer services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.