Cancers We Treat Head & Neck Cancer

Dr. Russell Smith speaks with a male patient.

CARING FOR YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY Our Approach to Head & Neck Cancer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with thyroid, tongue, throat, oral or another type of head and neck cancer, experts at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center are here to offer the compassionate care you need.

Your Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center team uses advanced technology to precisely diagnose and treat the specific type and stage of your cancer. We use the latest, most targeted treatments, including the latest clinical trial therapies, to help you fight cancer.

All of our patients receive care based on the same protocols and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center and benefit from integration with MD Anderson clinicians and researchers.

"We work as a team - patient, surgeon and cancer physicians - to give each patient an individualized plan of care that gives them the greatest chance of a successful outcome."

– Russell Smith, MD, FACS, Head & Neck Surgical Oncologist

WHY CHOOSE BAPTIST MD Anderson? Advanced Treatment & Care

Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. That means your case is discussed in detail at regularly scheduled conferences attended by all treating physicians and other healthcare professionals. You will also meet with your team of doctors and support staff in one location, reducing the need to travel to several facilities. A nurse navigator will also be assigned to you and guide you through every step of the way to offer education, coordinate appointments, tests and treatments, and offer you and your family support.

Your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are important, too, so care plans include support services from social workers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists and chaplains, as well as survivorship services and prevention.


Types of Head & Neck Cancer We Treat

We treat all types and stages of head and neck cancer, including:

Contact Us

If you have any questions, we have you covered. We have nurse navigators available to guide you through every step of your care. Request an appointment or speak to a nurse navigator by phone or online.

OUR LOCATION Head & Neck Cancer Clinic

Within our specialized clinics, we bring together our team of experts to care for you - mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.

Need Directions? The head and neck clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center on Floor 6 of our cancer center.

An exterior photo of Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.

BAPTIST MD Anderson IS HERE TO Take Care of You

Wherever you are in your journey, we’re here to help you in your fight against cancer. Our team of experts can help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions and decisions through every aspect of your care.

Find a Doctor

Our care team brings medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists together for each patient.

"Head and neck cancers frequently occur in places that are hard to see or feel. Screenings are a critical part of our battle against cancer."

— RUSSELL SMITH, MD, FACS, Head & Neck Surgical Oncologist

Screenings are vitally important because they can help doctors diagnose cancer early, when it is at its most treatable stage.