The highly experienced radiation and medical oncologists at the Duke Cancer Institute use both conventional and investigational regimens of radiation therapy and chemotherapy in the treatment of head and neck cancers.
Our team of experts led the country in researching the viability of concurrent chemotherapy and radiation in the 1980s. In doing so, we set the national standard of care for this type of treatment for head and neck cancers.
By offering dual radiation plus chemotherapy as an alternative to radical surgery, we can prevent dramatic alterations to appearance and sensory function.
This alternative is particularly valuable for patients whose tumors cannot be removed or for whom surgery would severely disfigure their appearance or function.
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