Head and Neck Cancers 1 of 2

Overview:
More than 40,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year. In this interview, you will learn about the different types of head and neck cancer, advances in research and new treatments, including harnessing the body's immune system to attack the cancer and using minimally invasive robotic surgery to help remove tumors from the body.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • What is otorhinolaryngology?
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Oral cavity (mouth)
  • Salivary glands
  • Sinuses
  • Nasal cavity
  • Larynx (voice box)
  • Pharynx (throat)
  • Thyroid
  • Skin tumors of face and neck
  • Skull base tumors

Guest:
Dr. Jeffrey Wolf, medical director of general otorhinolaryngology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Wolf is also an associate professor of otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: August 7, 2013

         
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