6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Immuno-Oncology for Head and Neck Cancer

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Sarah Handzel, BSN, RN

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Head and neck cancer is the broad term for cancers affecting the mouth, throat, voice box, sinuses, nose, and salivary glands, among others. If you have head or neck cancer, you probably have many questions about your treatment options. Maybe you’ve already tried treatments like chemotherapy or radiation, but your cancer hasn’t responded or has come back after treatment. An emerging field of cancer research called immuno-oncology has brought about a new treatment option called immunotherapy that might be able to help. In fact, studies show that immunotherapy might be a better choice for advanced head and neck cancers than previously thought. If you’re interested in immunotherapy, these questions can help you learn more.

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