Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Options
- Surgery – TGH uses advanced surgical technologies to remove tumors and inspect lymph nodes near the site of the cancer for signs of metastasis. Our goal is to excise as much of a tumor as possible while having a minimal impact on the surrounding, healthy tissue.
- Chemotherapy – When the location of a tumor prevents it from being completely eliminated in surgery, TGH may use chemotherapy to target the remainder of cancerous cells.
- Radiation therapy – This type of treatment can be highly effective against many types of head and neck cancers. TGH may use this strategy in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy to completely eliminate a tumor.
Our commitment to using only the latest techniques and technologies and providing patients with the most effective treatment plan makes Tampa General Hospital a leading destination for those who have been diagnosed with a cancer of the head or neck. Please call (813) 844-2200 for a physician referral.