Head and neck cancer refers to cancers affecting the mouth, sinuses, nose, throat, neck and ears. These cancers occur when abnormal cells in and around these areas begin to grow uncontrollably. Both men and women can develop head and neck cancer, although men are affected about twice as often as women.

Treatment varies depending on the location of the tumor, but usually includes radiation, surgery, chemotherapy or a combination of these therapies. If the cancer is treated early, survival rates are good. However, symptoms can be subtle, so it’s important to pay attention to the warning signs and avoid known risks.

Renown Health's Institute for Cancer has a multidisciplinary approach to head and neck cancer treatment. We offer screening, diagnosis, treatment options and supportive services specific to your type of cancer and individual needs.

Call 775-982-4000 to learn more.


Screening & Prevention

Screening for Gynecologic Cancers at Renown

Learn about the risk factors associated with head and neck cancer and lifestyle changes that can help decrease risk.


Diagnosing Gynecologic Cancer at Renown

Knowing the signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer is important for early diagnosis.

Your Care Team

Cancer Care Team

Meet the expert doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other staff who will provide your care.


Treating Gynecologic Cancer at Renown

Learn about treatment options including chemotherapy and physician-guided da Vinci Robotic Surgery.

Benefits of Clinical Trials

Cancer Clinical Trials at Renown

Clinical trials and research evaluate the effectiveness and safety of new medications.

Support Services

Cancer Support Services at Renown

From counseling and education to financial assistance and nutrition services, we are your personal support guide.

Wellness & Complementary Therapies

Wellness & Complementary Therapies

Wellness and complementary therapies provide balance and peace that help relieve symptoms associated with treatment.


Life After Cancer

We work with survivors to help them live with, through and beyond cancer.