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    Head and neck oncology team

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533

    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Markey Cancer Center has a dedicated Head and Neck Oncology Team that includes physicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers and researchers from multiple specialties. Patients with benign or malignant tumors of the lips, tongue, mouth, pharynx (between the esophagus and larynx), and larynx (voice box) are seen in a comfortable, supportive environment. 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.

    For four consecutive years, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, the Division of Otolaryngology has been listed as one of the top 50 Hospital programs in the nation by US News.

    For patient appointments: 859-257-4488 or 866-340-4488

  • Clinical services

    • Advanced chemotherapeutics:
        • Intra-arterial chemotherapy
        • Photodynamic therapy
        • Systemic chemotherapy
        • Targeted antibody therapy
    • Advanced radiation therapy services:
        • Advanced treatment planning
        • Gamma Knife®
        • IMRT
        • TomoTherapy® Hi-Art®
    • Complete array of surgical options:
        • Cryosurgery
        • Endoscopic skull base surgery
        • Laser surgery
        • Microvascular reconstruction
        • Minimally invasive techniques
        • Photodynamic therapy
        • Robotic surgery
    • Thyroid cancer team
    • Benign and malignant tumors - thyroid and parathyroid
    • UK TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) program (da Vinci ® Surgical System)
    • Rehabilitation support services:
        • Audiology diagnostic and rehabilitation services
        • Head and neck cancer survivor program
        • Nationally recognized speech language pathology team

  • Clinic locations 

  • Markey Cancer Center
    Whitney-Hendrickson Building
    First Floor
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0098

    This is a clinic of the University of Kentucky Hospital, also known as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Read more »

    Call 859-257-4488
    Call 866-340-4488