Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

This information is useful for adults and older adults
Head and Neck Cancer
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We use advanced techniques to preserve function and minimize damage to surrounding tissue when possible.
  • Our large team of specialists follows you during every step of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.
  • We conduct clinical trials to find ways of limiting the side effects of treatment.

A diagnosis of head and neck cancer can be confusing and overwhelming. Cancer of the head and neck is actually an umbrella term used to describe a variety of malignant tumors that occur in the mouth, throat, nose, sinuses and salivary glands, as well as the lymph nodes in the neck. This type of cancer accounts for about three percent of cancers in the United States.

At Yale Medicine, we offer a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy that is best suited to your specific disease. We use the most up-to-date treatments and technologies with the goal of minimizing damage to surrounding tissues so that you can enjoy the best possible quality of life after treatment.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.