For Healthcare Professionals: Head & Neck Cancers

More than 3,500 people with cancer of the head and neck are diagnosed and treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering every year. The care of these patients involves extraordinary multidisciplinary collaboration, since many of them require a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Our team of more than 45 specialists focuses exclusively on the treatment of head and neck cancers, including malignancies of the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, and thyroid and parathyroid.

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Head & Neck Cancer Information for Your Patients

The Memorial Sloan Kettering approach to diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers in patient-friendly language.

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Risk, Prevention & Screening

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.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Service

100 years after establishing the world’s first Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering continues to be at the forefront of developing the latest surgical techniques that preserve and restore critical organs.

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Laser Surgery for Early-Stage Laryngeal Cancers: Standards of Care in the OR

Head and Neck Surgeon Ian Ganly describes the value of transoral laser surgery as an alternative to radiation therapy for resection of early-stage laryngeal cancers.

Artemis Imaging Technology: A New Standard of Care in the Operating Room?

Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians discuss the power and potential of a new nanotechnology-based optical imaging system, the Artemis camera, to help guide cancer surgeries.

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