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Head & Neck Cancer Services — Conditions We Treat

The following are some of the most common conditions treated by the head and neck cancer experts at Rush. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, with special expertise for patients with recurrent and/or previously radiated tumors, including the following:

  • Complex head and neck wounds, including those resulting from radiation or chemoradiation, such as osteoradionecrosis

  • Cervical esophageal stenosis

  • Laryngeal and pharyngeal tumors

  • Tracheal stenosis

  • Skin cancers, including head and neck melanomas

  • Swallowing problems after chemoradiation

  • Zenker's diverticulm