This year marks the centennial of the first Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Service in the world, established at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. Memorial Sloan Kettering continues to be at the forefront of developing advanced surgical techniques that preserve function and restore critical organs.
Each year, our head and neck cancer team of more than 45 specialists diagnose and treat more than 3,500 people with oral cancer, laryngeal cancer, pharyngeal (throat) cancer, nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers, thyroid cancer, and parathyroid tumors.
Our extraordinary multidisciplinary patient care combines surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy — an approach that often is more effective and less likely to result in side effects.
To learn more about what it is like to be treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering for head and neck cancer, view the video about patient Jessica Tar or read more about Jessica's story.
Our team of medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other specialists provides comprehensive, personalized care for people with head and neck cancer.
Pictured: Ronald A. Ghossein, Dennis H. Kraus, Bhuvanesh Singh, and Jay O. Boyle (left to right)
Risk factors for head and neck cancers include tobacco and alcohol use, precancers, sunlight exposure, and infection with the HPV virus. Screening is available to detect head and neck tumors early.
Pictured: David Pfister