Specialties

  • Head and Neck Cancer

  • Head & Neck Cancer is a type of cancer that arises in the head or neck region (in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx. At Penrose Cancer Center, our goals of treatment, besides curing, include retaining the patient's ability to speak, eat, smell and breathe in an acceptable manner. Achieving these goals requires the coordination of care between surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists, as well as support disciplines such as pathology, diagnostic radiology, dentistry, voice and swallowing therapists and care navigators.

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    Treatment options include:

    • Surgery (including minimally-invasive techniques)
    • Radiation therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

    Our Team:
    The following physicians are part of the Parker Cancer Center Physician Member program and practice in specialties involved with head & neck cancers. This also includes our expert team of radiologists and pathologists.

    • Medical Oncology
      • Nadine Mikhaeel, MD
      • Todd Capizzi, MD
    • Radiation Oncology
      • Andrew Tanner, MD

    To schedule an appointment please call 303-269-4975.

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