Head and Neck Tumor Program

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Louisville’s Focused on Head and Neck Tumors

Norton Cancer Institute is the largest cancer care provider in Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Head and Neck Tumor Program treats your complex and unique needs if you have cancer or a benign tumor in these areas.

The Head and Neck Tumor Program brings together specialists who are board-certified and fellowship-trained leaders in their field. They’re at the forefront of developing innovative approaches to getting patients back to living their lives.

The Head and Neck Tumor Program gives you the ability to see multiple specialists in a single day, making treatment and follow-up easier for you and family members.

At Norton Cancer Institute’s diverse team includes oncologists, an oncologic dermatologist, neurosurgeon, otolaryngologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist, plastic surgeon or other specialist. The next cancer doctor you see will be either someone you know or someone you’ll be seeing again who knows your case.

Innovative Care Tailored to You

The program treats benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck such as basal cell carcinoma, malignant thyroid and throat cancer. Treatment options include surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, external beam radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

Consolidating care for these complex tumors means therapy can be delivered faster. A team of physicians could review your case and perform surgery, if needed, in two to three days. With traditional care, the lead time could be two weeks or more.

The program offers integrated care from ear, nose and throat surgeons; neurosurgeons; plastic surgeons; medical oncologists; and radiation oncologists. All work with patients to create individualized treatment plans.

In addition, the program offers access to a behavioral oncologist, oral prosthodontist, speech pathologist and nutritionist.

Your comprehensive care team meets regularly to review your case and plan the next steps.

Our state-of-the-art treatments include immunotherapy and biologic therapies that can provide a unique treatment designed specifically to combat the genetic makeup of your cancer.

Patients can participate in innovative National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored clinical research studies. These trials help improve current cancer treatments in addition to finding new and promising solutions.

Why Choose Norton Cancer Institute

More patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Cancer Institute than any other provider in the area. We provide compassionate care for the whole person, not just the cancer.

Our Norton Cancer Institute oncologists are also researchers and principal investigators, offering patients sophisticated experience in the latest treatments and access to more than 200 clinical trials.

  • Access to more than 100 specialists, including board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologists
  • Multidisciplinary setting, meaning patients get the benefit of opinions from multiple specialists across Norton Healthcare and often can schedule appointments for the same day in the same location
  • Immunotherapies such as CAR-T cell therapy, genetic therapies tailored to combat the unique genetic makeup of your cancer and the latest in surgical treatments, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • New, state-of-the-art Norton Cancer Institute Genomics Lab offering highly specialized testing that will make it possible to diagnose and treat cancer more precisely and to tailor advanced treatments based on a tumor’s specific genetic composition
  • Prompt Care Clinics designed especially for providing symptom relief and other care to Norton Cancer Institute patients
  • MyNortonChart to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a mobile device or computer

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