Doctors in the otolaryngology department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix diagnose and treat patients who have head and neck cancer, as well as other ENT-related problems. Our otolaryngologists in Arizona have extensive training and experience in managing diseases of the ears, nose, nasal passages, sinuses, oral cavity, upper pharynx (mouth and throat), larynx (voice box), neck and face. Several years of targeted training and education prepares our otolaryngologists at CTCA® Phoenix for the complexities associated with head and neck cancers.
There are several types of head and neck cancer, classified according to the part of the body in which they occur. Head and neck cancers often begin in the squamous cells that line mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck, including the mouth, nose and throat. This is why many head and neck cancers are considered squamous cell carcinomas. Head and neck cancers may also begin in the salivary glands. While there are many different types of salivary gland cancers, they are relatively uncommon.
Our otolaryngology doctors in Arizona work closely with an extended team of supportive care clinicians who collaborate together to treat the cancer and help patients manage cancer-related side effects. Our otolaryngologists are passionate about being proactive in helping to manage treatment-related side effects. We believe that when patients are able to manage their pain and other symptoms, they may be better able to focus on healing and quality of life. The otolaryngologists at CTCA Phoenix follow a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach to care, designed to allow patients and their families to make informed decisions about their treatment.