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Throat cancer treatment depends on the type of throat cancer you have, the cancer’s stage, and your general health. Your team of health care professionals evaluates your situation and educates you about different treatment options.
What We Offer for Pharyngeal Cancer
Specialized expertise in treating all types and stages of throat cancers.
Customized treatment options, including radiation therapy, cancer medications, surgery, or a combination of these methods.
Team-based approach with cancer surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, ENTs, and endocrinologists working together to provide specialized, targeted treatment.
Clinical trials that provide early access to groundbreaking therapies that aren’t available at other cancer centers.
Comprehensive Cancer Care Services to serve your and your loved ones’ mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs.
Convenient access to radiation therapy, infusion therapy, and other treatment services throughout the Bay Area.
Connect to Care
Let us help find personalized care options for you and your family.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely, and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Your treatment depends on the type of throat cancer you have, how fast it’s growing, and your health. Your doctors present your treatment options, and together you determine the plan that’s best for you.
Throat cancer treatments usually include one or more of the following:
Radiation therapy, using high-energy X-rays or other radiation to destroy or shrink cancer cells
Medications, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest advanced clinical trials through the Stanford Cancer Institute.
Open trials refer to studies that are currently recruiting participants or that may recruit participants soon. Closed trials are not currently enrolling additional patients.