Salivary Gland Center is dedicated to comprehensive and customized care for people with benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer) tumors of the head and neck. As one of the nation's most-active head and neck cancer treatment centers, we complete more than 50,000 patient visits each year, giving us a remarkable depth of expertise and experience.
We take a team approach to be sure you receive the most-advanced treatment with the least impact on your body. And we have special expertise and highly skilled professionals to help you maintain speech, swallowing and hearing.
Tumors treated in the Head and Neck Center include but are not limited to those of the:
In addition, the Head and Neck Center treats:
Finding Salivary Gland cancer in the early stages and diagnosing it accurately can help your treatment to be more successful. Our experts are highly specialized and accomplished in diagnosing and staging head and neck cancers, from the more common cancers to the extremely rare ones.
When you are treated for a head and neck tumor, you receive the undivided focus of a team of physicians and scientists that may include oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, neuroradiologists and plastic surgeons. They are joined by dentists, nurses, speech pathologists, audiologists, nutritionists, psychologists and social workers with special training in head and neck cancers. Working together, they prepare a customized plan of care just for you. Treatments available may include proton therapy, gamma knife and targeted therapies, as well as innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Specialized teams dedicated to diseases or groups of patients include:
We are proud to be one of the few cancer centers in the nation to house a prestigious federally funded Head and Neck SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence). We're studying new ways to prevent and treat head and neck cancers to give patients futures filled with hope.