Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, throat, and lymph nodes in the neck. Most begin in the moist tissues that line the mouth, nose, and throat.

Symptoms include:

  • A lump or sore that does not heal
  • A sore throat that does not go away
  • Trouble swallowing
  • A change or hoarseness in the voice

Treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of therapies. Treatments can affect eating, speaking or even breathing, so patients may need rehabilitation.

WVU Medicine Health Report: Oropharyngeal Cancer Robotic Surgery

Mohammed Almubarak, MD

Associate Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Cancer Institute
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Christopher Bailey, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Jeffson Chung, MD

Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Tanya Fancy, MD, MBBS, FACS

Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Brian Kellermeyer, MD

Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Rusha Patel, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Aaron Provenzano, DO

Assistant Professor
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
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Morgantown ENT Clinic - Suncrest

1065 Suncrest Towne Center
Morgantown, WV 26505

Otolaryngology - Physician Office Center

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506


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