The goal of head and neck cancer treatment is to remove the tumor and prevent it from recurring. Our specialists will consider various factors when personalizing your treatment, such as the location and size of the tumor, disease stage, and overall health. We aim to minimize the long-term effects of treatment on speech, ingestion, and the ability to chew. Treatment options include:
Surgery is the primary treatment method for head and neck cancer, especially when the tumor is small and has not spread to the lymph nodes. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy may be used after surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells and reduce the rate of recurrence. Sheba offers sentinel lymph node biopsies and the latest, cutting-edge robotic surgery techniques.
Chemotherapy drugs are used to destroy cancer cells by disrupting the process of cancer cell growth.
Radiation therapy involves administering high-intensity energy rays to destroy cancer cells, while causing minimal damage to healthy tissue. It may be used for early-stage tumors that fully respond to radiation, thereby avoiding surgery. Radiotherapy may also be administered in conjunction with chemotherapy to avoid surgical removal and preserve certain organs (such as the throat or pharynx). Sheba uses sophisticated radiation technologies, such as VMAT, IMRT, and RAPIDARC to precisely orient the beams.
argeted therapy aims to stop the growth and development of cancer cells, while limiting damage to the body’s healthy cells. It works by targeting particular genes in the cancer cells