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Head and Neck Cancer Types and Programs

  • Our Specialized Cancer Centers

    Center for Salivary and Rare Head and Neck Cancers

    The Center for Salivary and Rare Head and Neck Cancers treats patients with salivary and rare head and neck cancers that require centralized expertise to deliver complex and highly personalized treatment approaches, which often include targeted therapies. Staffed with a multidisciplinary team of experts, the Center is among the first dedicated centers caring for patients with salivary and rare head and neck cancers, and conducting research and clinical trials to develop ever more effective treatments.

    Thyroid Cancer Center

    The Thyroid Cancer Center combines world-class patient care with leading-edge research — to provide highly effective, personalized treatment options for patients with thyroid cancer and nodular disease. The Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of leading medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, cytopathologists, radiologists, and other specialists dedicated to producing the best possible results for our patients.

    Types of cancers we treat include:

    • Acinic cell cancer
    • Adenocarcinoma cancer
    • Adenoidcystic carcinoma
    • Adult craniopharyngioma
    • Anaplastic thyroid cancer
    • Ear and temporal bone cancer
    • Follicular cancer
    • Follicular thyroid cancer
    • Head and neck melanoma
    • Head and neck sarcomas
    • Hurthle cell cancer
    • Hypopharyngeal cancer
    • Laryngeal cancer
    • Lip cancer
    • Mandible and jaw cancer
    • Mandibular gland cancer
    • Medullary thyroid cancer
    • Merkel cell carcinoma
    • Mucoepidermoid cancer
    • Nasopharyngeal cancer
    • NUT Carcinoma
    • Oral cancer
    • Mouth/oral cavity cancer
    • Oropharyngeal cancer
    • Papillary cancer
    • Parathyroid cancer
    • Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
    • Pharyngeal cancer
    • Precancerous vocal cord dysplasia
    • Salivary gland/parotid cancer
    • Skull base cancer
    • Squamous cell cancer
    • Throat cancer
    • Thyroid cancer
    • Tongue cancer
    • Unknown primary cancer

    View an informative slide show from Dana-Farber

    Thyroid Cancer: What You Should Know

    View this Slideshare presentation from Dana-Farber. Incidence of thyroid cancer is on the rise. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, it's the most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States; in 2015, there were an estimated 62,450 new cases in the U.S. Learn about the different types of thyroid cancer, risk factors, and current treatment options.

    Read our Insight blog for information and inspiration on head and neck cancer treatment and care at Dana-Farber.