Specialty Head & Neck Cancer Clinic

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The Specialty Head & Neck Cancer Clinic at Houston Methodist Cancer Center offers patients advanced treatment and personalized care. Our experts accurately diagnose and provide expedited evaluations for head and neck cancers, including: 

 

  • Lip, tongue and mouth (oral)
  • Voice box and vocal cords (laryngeal)
  • Throat (pharyngeal)
  • Thyroid

 

Our specialists collaborate regularly to develop individualized, comprehensive management plans for each patient. We work together to schedule appointments so each patient can start treatment as quickly as possible.

 

Clinic Services

The clinic specializes in head and neck cancers associated with HPV and offers many services for complex cases, including:

 

  • Rapid appointment scheduling to accommodate patients within three days after requesting an appointment or receiving a referral
  • Advanced treatment planning to deliver concentrated, highly focused radiation therapies, including:

    • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
    • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
    • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery for quicker recovery and less pain
  • Reconstructive microvascular surgery to help regain function such as swallowing
  • Sytemic therapies including chemotherapy 
  • Opportunity to participate in clinical trials that may improve long-term survival with immunotherapy and targeted therapy

 

Our Patient Navigator is available to answer general questions about treatment options, coordinate care with the health care team, and direct patients to available resources and support.

 

Other support services to improve patients' quality of life, include:

 

  • Dentist referrals
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Speech therapy
  • Rehabilitation for voice and swallowing

  • Psycho-social counseling

  • Support from a survivor who can mentor patients through the treatment process

 

Our Team

Houston Methodist Specialty Head & Neck Cancer Clinic 
Houston Methodist Outpatient Center
6445 Main St., 24th Floor
Houston, TX 77030