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Head and Neck Cancer Tests and Treatments

The following are some of the most common tests and treatments offered by the head and neck cancer specialists at Rush. These specialists offer many other advanced tests and treatments for a wide range of medical problems. Please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) if you have questions about specific tests or treatments not listed here.

  • Cancer surgery

  • Chemotherapy

  • Endoscopic treatment of laryngeal and pharyngeal cancers (transoral laser microsurgery, or TLM)

  • Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum

  • Facial nerve rehabilitation after cancer surgery

  • Fine needle biopsy

  • Free flap reconstruction

  • Integrative medicine

  • Radiation therapy

  • Reconstruction and care of complex head and neck wounds

  • Reconstruction of defects with local/regional vascularized tissue

  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy for oral cavity cancers and skin cancers

  • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)