Head & Neck Oncology

Cancer & Oncology - Head and Neck Oncology - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Cancer & Oncology - Head and Neck Oncology - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Cancer & Oncology - Head and Neck Oncology - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY

At the Center for Oncology Care, we offer head and neck oncology treatment for the full spectrum of cancers that may arise in this part of the body. In addition, our team of surgeons and doctors partner with oncology specialists from other areas to ensure a comprehensive approach to cancer care.

Conditions & Diseases

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Some of the types of head and neck cancers treated at the Center include:

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Tongue cancer
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • Tonsil cancer
  • Pharangeal cancer
  • Larynx cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Sinus cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Parotid gland cancer
  • Neck cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Other skin cancers

Typically, early symptoms of some of these cancers might include a painless lump in the neck, sores in the mouth that donʼt heal, a long-lasting sore throat, dental extraction sockets that donʼt heal, and unexplained earache. Risk factors for these types of cancer include smoking, drinking, and prior HPV infection.

Treatments & Procedures

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With early detection and proper cancer treatment, many of these types of head and neck cancer are curable. Our oncology specialists, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and dental oncologists are committed to delivering expert care in a compassionate manner. Specific treatments and procedures performed at the Center include:

  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy (Learn more »)
  • Cancer screening
  • Diagnosis services
  • Cancer education
  • Dental oncology and maxillofacial prosthetics (Learn more »)
  • Plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery (Learn more »)
  • Mandible/jaw reconstruction surgery
  • Tongue reconstruction
  • Speech and swallowing therapy (Learn more »)
  • Microsurgery

Our Doctors

Meet our dedicated team of doctors and oncologists who bring the best of their comprehensive medical expertise to bear for our cancer and oncology patients.


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Thom R. Loree, MD, FACS
Breast Oncology, Cancer and Oncology, Chiefs of Service, Doctors, Head and Neck Oncology, Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Physician Leadership, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery
Chief of Department, Head and Neck Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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Mark S. Burke, MD
Breast Oncology, Cancer and Oncology, Doctors, Head and Neck Oncology, Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery
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