I feel there has to be some reason why I was left here. I think part of it was to share my story.
MD Anderson is known nationwide as one of the leading centers for treatment of throat cancer. We have developed approaches that have enabled thousands of patients with throat cancer to avoid radical surgery and enjoy a better quality of life, treating the cancer while saving the ability to speak and swallow.
We take a team approach to throat cancer care, providing comprehensive, yet highly specialized, treatment. Your personal team of experts may include oncologists; surgeons and plastic surgeons; radiation oncologists; dentists; speech pathologists and swallowing experts; dietitians; and physical, occupational and speech therapists.
Pioneering Research, Comprehensive Care
At MD Anderson, patients with throat cancer benefit from one of the most active research programs in the United States, which includes a prestigious federally funded head and neck SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence). This means we are able to offer a wide range of clinical trials (research studies) for various types and stages of disease.
And at MD Anderson you're surrounded by the strength of one of the nation's largest and most experienced cancer centers, which has all the services needed to treat the whole person – not just the disease.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about throat cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
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We use minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques for throat cancer, including robotic and laser surgery through the mouth.
January 14, 2015
For Phil Gonzalez, the toughest part of his head and neck cancer treatment was losing the ability to taste. After doctors found the squamous cell carcinoma in the left side of his jaw, Phil had to undergo a 10-hour surgery. MD Anderson doctors removed his tumor, along with a portion of his jaw bone, and then rebuilt it using a bone from his ankle, along with titanium plates, a 3D printer and a virtual replica created from MRI and...