Treatment Options

Our physicians have access to some of the most advanced diagnostic and treatment tools in the United States. They frequently utilize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) to diagnose head and neck cancers and determine the best course of treatment.

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s researchers and clinicians are nationally recognized leaders in the development and use of radiation therapies to precisely target head and neck tumors while sparing surrounding tissues, as well as in the development of novel approaches to skull base surgery.

Patients who qualify to participate in one of UT Southwestern’s clinical trials may receive therapies years before they become available to the public. In addition, the clinical trials may provide superior therapeutic results with fewer side effects.

Should you have questions, be sure to talk with your physician or another member of your clinical care team.