Treatment Options

What is the treatment for head and neck cancers?

There are several treatments for head and neck cancers:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted therapy

Treatment can include one of these or a combination of these options. Your treatment plan will depend on many issues, including where the tumor is located, the stage of the cancer, the patient’s age and overall health. While surgery and radiation are common, each cancer is different. Also, while standard treatments are established for each type of cancer, researchers are studying many new options that may also be right for you.