Head and Neck Cancer

At first, your symptoms may not seem like much at all. You may noticed a lump in the neck, difficulty swallowing, or a persistent sore throat or hoarseness. Because these symptoms are mild or may resemble a cold, sometimes it's not easy to recognize these as symptoms of head and neck cancers.

But if caught early, head and neck cancers can usually be treated successfully. That's why it's important to see your doctor or health care provider if your symptoms persist. The specialists at Mercy will perform a physical examination or order laboratory tests that can detect whether a cancer is present.

Our approach fits your needs

If a cancer is found, Mercy's team of cancer specialists will take the time to explain and help you understand your condition. Together we will discuss a plan for your treatment, which depends on the type of cancer you have, its location and its size. Head and neck cancer treatment options may include:

Personalized to meet your needs

Each person we serve is different and unique, and so is the head and neck cancer treatment plan that our Mercy team will develop. As a faith-based health care organization, we see ourselves being called to a higher standard. We focus on treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Our goal is to provide you with a future that is cancer free and to get you back to doing what you love most, in the safest and quickest way possible.

Providers Nearby

Faith Fuller, FNP, Hematology, Oncology, Mercy
Hematology
Oncology
Mercy Clinic
71.4 miles
Charles H. Morgan, MD, Oncology, Hematology, Mercy
Oncology
Hematology
66.7 miles
Joshua L. Hentzelman, MD, Ear Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology), Mercy
Ear Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
72.1 miles
Carlos A. Perez, MD, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Mercy
Radiology
Radiation Oncology
79.7 miles

Locations Nearby

Mercy Cancer Center - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology - Jefferson

  • 1420 Highway 61 South
    Festus, MO 63028
  • (636) 931-3655
  • Hours of Operations:
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
96.9 Miles

Mercy Clinic Oncology - Sullivan

  • 1326 S. Service Road West
    Sullivan, MO 63080
  • (636) 390-1600
  • Hours of Operations:
    By appointment only. Please call to schedule.
106.5 Miles

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