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Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer at Emory Winship

Some of the symptoms of head and neck cancers include :

  • A lump in the neck
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Spitting or coughing of blood
  • Earache
  • Soreness in the mouth that won't heal
  • Less commonly, no symptoms

These symptoms may be caused by a number of other conditions. It is important to see a professional if any of these symptoms persist.


Most commonly, a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy is used for the treatment of these cancers. At Winship Cancer Institute, we have a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, speech therapists, and nurses who meet weekly at Head and Neck Tumor Board to discuss the best plans for our patients.

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