Otolaryngology:

Head and Neck Cancers

Head and Neck Cancers

Otolaryngologists at Brigham and Women's Division of Otolaryngology at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital specialize in surgical treatment for cancer of the head and neck. We offer the most current diagnostic methods and treatments, including minimally invasive surgical approaches aided by video technology.

We are the surgical team for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), an exceptional collaboration between two world-class medical centers. At DF/BWCC, patients are evaluated and treated in a true multidisciplinary setting. Members of the team include surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, other specialists and allied health professionals who work as one team to deliver true patient-centered care.

Our Head and Neck Oncology Program is a founding member and integral component of the Harvard Head and Neck Oncology Program, a collaborative organization spanning the major Harvard teaching hospitals in the areas of patient care, research, innovation, education and training. As the region's most comprehensive multidisciplinary service dedicated exclusively to patients with head and neck cancers, the program offers:

  • Extensive expertise in evaluation and treatment
  • Convenient and prompt access to comprehensive services
  • Close collaboration among cancer specialist, referring physicians, patients, family members and other caregivers
  • Access to innovative therapies
  • Continuity of care

We offer services for patients who require the full spectrum of a tertiary level hospital at BWH’s main campus in Boston. We also offer services in community-based locations for easy access and patient convenience here at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain and in Foxboro at the Brigham and Women’s/Massachusetts General Health Care Center.

Types of cancer we treat include:

  • Acoustic Neuroma 
  • Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinonasal Cancer
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Thyroid nodules, Tumors and Cancer

Learn about the treatment of head and neck cancer at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S FAULKNER HOSPITAL


Offering comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services to residents of southwest Boston and the surrounding suburbs.

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