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Treatment for head and neck cancer depends on several factors, including the type of cancer, its size and stage, its location and your overall health. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the mainstays of treating head and neck cancers.

Doctors Bajaj, Chapman, Gao, and Johnson have particular interest and expertise in the treatment of head and neck cancers with advanced radiation technologies including proton therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).  Our cutting-edge technologies allow us to maximize the chance of cure while minimizing treatment related side effects.  We strive to provide our patients with the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for head and neck cancers working with a highly skilled team comprised of:

  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Medical Oncologists (Chemotherapy Doctors)
  • Otolaryngologists (ENT Doctors)
  • Speech & Language Pathologists
  • Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine Physicians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Dental Oncologists
  • Nutritionists and Dieticians
  • Oncology Nurses
  • Social Workers

Diagram of the structures of the mouth and throat. Head and neck cancers include cancer cells in any of these areas.

For many head and neck cancers, combining two or three types of treatments may be most effective. That’s why it is important to talk with several cancer specialists about your care, including a surgeon, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist.  We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach in order to determine the optimal treatment strategy for each patient.