Head and neck cancer treatment in Denver

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. At HealthONE, we understand this, which is why our goal is to offer every patient comprehensive, compassionate cancer care.

Our oncologists are experienced in diagnosing head and neck cancers—both simple and complex. To ensure patients receive effective treatments, we offer many advanced services to help patients heal.

For more information about cancer diagnosis, treatment and other services, call askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.

Collaborative cancer care

Our multidisciplinary cancer care team works together to provide an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options for your unique situation. These team members have years of technical training and experience in treating complex head and neck cancers. Each week, our team meets at our interdisciplinary case conference to collaborate and provide additional insight and expertise for each patient's cancer care plan.

Our team members include:

  • Dentists
  • Head and neck surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nutritional therapists
  • Oral surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Reconstructive surgeons
  • Speech, voice and swallowing therapists
  • Social workers

Specialized head and neck cancer center

Although many of our hospitals offer head and neck cancer care, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center offers advanced treatment for benign and cancerous tumors of the head and neck at The Head and Neck Cancer Care Center.

Our specialized team brings together clinical expertise and compassionate care to treat patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Additionally, our nurse navigators provide support and guidance as they help patients navigate through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship.

Types of head and neck cancer we treat

Our doctors are experienced in treating both common and rare head and neck cancers, including:

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers, including oropharyngeal cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Oral cavity tumors and oral cavity cancer
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Pharyngeal (throat) cancer
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Thyroid cancer

Advanced treatment options

We offer comprehensive medical treatments and leading surgical techniques to treat head and neck cancers.

These include:

  • Chemotherapy that is tailored to your cancer
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy to reduce damage to surrounding tissues
  • Microsurgical reconstructive surgery to improve appearance and function
  • Minimally invasive surgery, when possible, to reduce recovery time and visible incisions
  • Molecular profiling/pathology
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery for precise nonsurgical treatment

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225 or chat online at askSARAHnow.