Removes the tumor, part of the throat, voice box, tonsils, lymph nodes, and surrounding tissues, depending on the type and size of the tumor and whether or not the tumor has spread. Our surgeons use a wide range of surgical approaches, including laser surgery, which can reduce bleeding. Our doctors employ robotic tools, which increase precision and visualization and allow them to remove hard-to-reach tumors. You may be able to participate in a clinical trial evaluating the benefits of removing oral cancers using robotic tools through the mouth, rather than through surgical incisions in the neck.
MRI and CT imaging technology pinpoints the precise location of the tumor and targets it with beams of high-energy X-rays, destroying the cancer cells. This image-guided approach, used before and after surgery, minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Medicines to kill or slow the growth of the tumor. May be recommended if your cancer has spread.