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Surgery is commonly used to treat laryngeal cancer. Tumors in the larynx (voice box) typically found in the lining epithelial tissues and the surrounding minor salivary glands. They are less commonly found in the soft tissues of the larynx.
Surgery is the most common treatment for throat cancer. Surgery may include removal of the cancer and healthy tissue around it, removal of lymph nodes and other tissues in the neck, plastic surgery and skin grafts.
Surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid is the standard of care to treat thyroid and parathyroid cancer. The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower middle part of the neck and secretes a hormone (thyroid hormone), which is involved in regulating the body’s metabolism.
Northwell Health features a multidisciplinary team that offers a wide range of treatments to people with vestibular schwannoma, otherwise known as acoustic neuroma.
Surgery is often the main treatment for major salivary gland cancers. The type of surgery will depend on which salivary gland is affected. Surgery may include removal of the cancer and healthy tissue around it, removal of lymph nodes and other tissues in the neck, plastic surgery and skin grafts.
Surgery for neck cancer may include removal of the cancer and tissue around it, removal of lymph nodes and other tissues in the neck, plastic surgery and skin grafts. In some cases, your doctors may recommend chemotherapy, radiation therapy or targeted therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells and help prevent recurrence.
Surgery for oral cancer is commonly performed to remove tumors while sparing healthy tissue. The majority of cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the oral cavity (mouth) are treated with surgery.
The skull base is the part of the head and neck that separates the structures of the brain above from the structures of the face and neck below. The surgical management of skull base tumors (including those of the nasal cavity and sinuses) is complex and requires a high degree of expertise.
Unlike chemotherapy, which affects all cells in the body, targeted therapies are drugs or other substances that block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules involved in tumor growth. They attack cancer cells without harming normal cells and usually deliver fewer side effects.