Head and neck cancer
If you’ve been diagnosed with any form of head and neck
cancer, the UK Markey Cancer Center is here to help. We can offer leading-edge
treatments and clinical trials only available at premier cancer centers, and
all personalized to your specific needs.
We specialize in the treatment of benign (non-cancerous) and
malignant tumors of the lips, mouth, tongue, pharynx (between the larynx and
esophagus), esophagus and larynx (voice box). Our team also includes specially trained
nurses with experience helping patients just like you and specialized researchers
working to develop the very latest treatments.
We also have a dedicated thyroid cancer team that
specializes in treating patients with benign or malignant tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.
Treatment options include thyroid and parathyroid
surgery, microvascular reconstruction, cutaneous malignancy and laser surgery.
Radiation therapy, often combined with
chemotherapy, is frequently used to treat these cancers. The goal of this
therapy is to treat the cancer while minimizing side effects.
Most of all, we never forget that you’re more than a cancer
patient. You’ll be seen in a comfortable, supportive environment. Our goal is
to treat you as a whole person, and to get you back to your life as quickly as
Learn more about:
Our thyroid cancer treatment team
Request an appointment online or call 859-257-4488 or toll free 866-340-4488.