Head and Neck
What Is Head and Neck Cancer?
This group of cancers affects soft tissues behind your face, below your brain or in the upper throat. Head and neck cancer can occur in your:
- Nasal cavity, inner part of the nose
- Oral cavity, including the lips, inside of the cheeks and front two-thirds of the tongue
- Oropharyngeal cancer is found in an area of the throat called your oropharynx
- Salivary glands
- Sinuses, air pockets behind your nose and forehead that support air flow and produce mucus
- Throat, including your windpipe and voice box
- Tonsils (adenoids)
Head and Neck Cancer Treatment at the Cancer Network: Why Choose Us?
Head and neck cancer care often includes surgery. At the Cancer Network, you receive services from highly skilled surgeons who use research-based methods. These include Mercy Health, University of Michigan Health-West and University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center. Many locations have American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer accreditation. This prestigious designation is only awarded to programs that maintain high care standards. Learn more about us.
Cancer Network services are available at several locations across West Michigan. Each facility represents the full strength, compassion and expertise we have to offer. Our integrated approach makes it easier to receive care where you’re most comfortable — near home and loved ones.