MUSC Head and Neck Tumor Center

head and neck tumor center

Our Services

  • The latest surgical techniques and reconstruction approaches, customized to the individual patient's needs. Among these are reconstruction of the larynx, trachea and esophagus.
  • Endoscopic surgeries for tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, mouth, throat and base of the skull
  • Laser surgery
  • Reconstruction with the da Vinci robotic system
  • Maxillofacial prosthodontics
  • State-of-the-art radiation therapy, including Tomotherapy and Gamma Knife
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Highly advanced, computerized three-dimensional planning for radiotherapy
  • Video stroboscopy - camera assisted view of throat
  • State-of-the-art chemotherapy regimens
  • A separate, comprehensive Thyroid and Parathyroid Tumor Clinic, including evaluation by a multidisciplinary team
  • Tumor Boards - specialists from every component of the Head and Neck Tumor Center team meet weekly tumor to review newly diagnosed patient information.
  • Head and Neck Nurse Coordinator - patients are assigned to a health care professional who provides patients and their families a resource for all phases of their care.
  • Access to national cancer studies - such as the latest in chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Head and neck clinical trials.
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech and swallowing therapy
  • Recovery and Follow-Up - an important part of a patient's care goes well beyond the post-operative and recovery period. Ongoing follow-up visits to the Head and Neck Tumor Center are scheduled conveniently to meet the patient's needs.

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