Expertly Diagnosing & Treating Head & Neck Cancer in Augusta, GA
Head and neck cancers develop in the organs and tissues of the head and neck area, including the voice box (larynx), throat (pharynx), mouth, and salivary glands. If you or a family member is suffering from head or neck cancer know that you can count on our experienced cancer care team. The Georgia Cancer Center Head and Neck Team is a cohesive, multidisciplinary team of experts who are highly skilled in the latest treatment options for head and neck disorders, including endocrine surgery.
We are trained to use the latest technology for personalized treatment, with robotic and endoscopic laser surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, intensity-modulated and stereotactic radiation, and targeted therapies.
Our goal is to deliver the highest level of cancer care to our patients with the least impact on your body, emphasizing patient education and choice, and maximizing quality of life.
The Georgia Cancer Center includes a multidisciplinary team including head and neck surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, head and neck radiologists and pathologists, and, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who collaborate to determine the optimal treatment strategy for each patient.
Each patient is assigned a dedicated nurse navigator, who will act as your primary point person to help schedule appointments and answer questions. Through this blend of personalized attention and advanced treatment offerings, we strive to offer the best quality of life for our patients with cancer.
Why Choose The Georgia Cancer Center for Your Head and Neck Cancer Treatment?
We offer comprehensive care for your body, mind and spirit through a fully staffed team of clinical professionals and an array of integrative therapies and services.
Our head and neck team works with basic scientists and clinicians to develop investigator initiated and pharmaceutical supported trials to bring novel agents to the clinic.
We also provide the latest surgical and reconstructive therapies, including Da Vinci robotic surgery, transoral laser surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy, and computerized three-dimensional planning for intensity-modulated radiotherapy.
Risk Factors of Head & Neck Cancer
The risk factors that increase the chances of developing head and neck cancer include:
- Smoking cigarettes
- HPV infection
- Chewing tobacco
- Chemical exposure
- Poor diet