Carolinas HealthCare System

At Levine Cancer Institute, our team of dedicated physicians, surgeons and other specialists partner with each other to map out a comprehensive treatment plan customized for each patient. A care team may include a head and neck surgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, physical and speech therapists, nutritionist, advanced practice nurse, social worker and patient advocate.

Treatment for head and neck cancers can vary depending on where the cancer is located.

Common treatment options:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor
  • Radiation to kill cancer cells and keep them from growing
  • Chemotherapy to stop cell growth

For issues that arise during or after treatment, the Levine Cancer Institute staff of highly trained rehabilitation specialists assists patients with speech and swallowing issues, as well as hearing restoration.

Levine Cancer Institute is at the forefront of cancer research and clinical trials. We encourage patients to speak with their healthcare team to find out if they are eligible to participate in the latest clinical trials.

For more information about Levine Cancer Institute, call 980-442-2000.