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Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancers develop in the mouth, throat, sinuses or nose. They may be treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. Reconstructive surgery may also be used to improve function and appearance.

Head and neck cancer specialists in Metro Denver

We offer very advanced treatments and a cancer center dedicated entirely to head and neck cancers.

At HealthONE, our specialists in the Rocky Mountain Region offer a multidisciplinary, compassionate approach to your care. We personalize treatment plans to fit your needs and use innovative methods, such as Y-90 radioembolization, to treat both rare and common head and neck cancers.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Types of head and neck cancers we treat

Our ENT oncologists are experienced in treating both common and rare head and neck cancers, including:

  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Oral cavity tumors
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • Oropharyngeal cancer
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Pharyngeal (throat) cancer
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Thyroid cancer

About our head and neck cancer program

We offer comprehensive medical care and leading surgical techniques to treat head and neck cancers.

Collaborative cancer care

Throughout our network, our multidisciplinary cancer care teams work together to provide you an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment for head and neck cancer. Our team members have years of technical training and experience in treating complex head and neck cancers. Each week, our team meets at our interdisciplinary case conference to collaborate and provide additional insight and expertise for each patient's cancer care plan.

In addition to our ENT oncologists, team members include:

  • Dentists
  • Head and neck surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nutritional therapists
  • Oral surgeons
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Reconstructive surgeons
  • Speech, voice and swallowing therapists
  • Social workers

Specialized head and neck cancer center

Although many of our hospitals offer head and neck cancer care, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center offers advanced treatment for benign and cancerous head and neck tumors at The Head and Neck Cancer Care Center.

Our specialized team offers clinical expertise and supportive care to patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Additionally, our nurse navigators provide personalized support and guidance throughout your cancer journey.

Advanced treatment for head and neck cancers

We offer comprehensive medical treatments and leading surgical techniques, including:

  • Chemotherapy that is tailored to your cancer
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy to reduce damage to surrounding tissues
  • Microsurgical reconstructive surgery to improve appearance and function
  • Minimally invasive surgery, including robot-assisted procedures, to reduce recovery time and visible incisions
  • Molecular profiling/pathology
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery for precise nonsurgical treatment
  • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) to remove malignant and benign tumors

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.

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