Nearly 65,000 patients are diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck in the United States each year.
These cancers can affect:
• nasal passages
• larynx (voice box)
• swallowing passages
• salivary glands
• and thyroid gland
Many cancers of the head and neck can be cured, especially if they are found early
Options for treating cancers of the head and neck may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. One of these therapies, or a combination of them, may be part of a person’s treatment plan.
We encourage you to take this opportunity to ask a head and neck cancer specialist your questions regarding what new and current in treatment options related to the disease.
Mumtaz Khan, MD, is a head and neck surgical oncologist in Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute. He specializes in the treatment of: head and neck cancer, laryngeal cancer, oral cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, salivary gland cancer, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodule, robotic surgery
Dr. Khan joined Cleveland Clinic’s staff in 2010.
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Khan or any of our other specialists in the Head & Neck Institute, please call 800.223.2273 x45800 or request an appointment online by visiting www.clevelandclinic.org/appointments.
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