Head and Neck Cancer

Slash your risk of oral cancer - quit smoking today!


Head and neck cancer, or oral cancer, attacks the mouth, cheeks, lips or tongue and may spread to the throat. Up to 80 percent of oral cancer cases are caused by smoking or other tobacco use. Heavy alcohol consumption is also a risk factor. Do your body a favor and quit tobacco and alcohol abuse before cancer develops. If you notice mouth sores or lumps, call your primary care doctor today. The experts at Affinity’s Cancer Centers can help, with advanced diagnostic tools and treatments available in Appleton and Oshkosh.

For locations, phone numbers and directions, see the related locations links to the right.

Tests and procedures

Methods for diagnosing oral cancer include:

  • mouth examination by a care provider
  • biopsy of oral pharynx
  • lymph node biopsy
  • CT imaging
  • PET imaging


Our expert oncologists will work with you to develop a care plan targeting your cancer, which may include:

  • surgery
  • chemotherapy
  • radiation therapy
  • targeted therapy
  • TomoTherapy®

Call for more information:

Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center
Mercy Medical Center

St. Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Center

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1506 S. Oneida St
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 738-2000

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