Outstanding cancer care requires an unparalleled team. Our specialists in medical oncology, chemotherapy, radiation medicine, pathology and radiology all work and consult together to deliver you the most effective treatments. 

These medications can stop the growth of cancer cells or kill cancer cells.

Immunotherapy drugs use a patient’s immune system to help fight cancer.

Many early-stage cancers may require only radiation therapy. Radiation therapy sends external beams through your body to destroy the cancer. Learn more about our services by visiting our Radiation Oncology website.

We have specialized equipment that allows our surgeons to perform precision robotic surgery for many throat cancers.
It can be hard to see areas of the throat in traditional surgery without large incisions. Robotic surgery allows us to operate with fewer incisions. Our surgeons use very small instruments and 3D images so they can see into and reach parts of the throat that are difficult to access.

Robotic surgery also:

  • Lessens the need for reconstructive surgery
  • Lowers the risk of side effects
  • Reduces recovery time

Surgery options include:

  • Reconstructing parts of the throat so patients can swallow food
  • Removing lymph nodes if cancer has spread to other parts of the neck
  • Resectioning to remove affected parts of the throat
  • Scraping away small cancers
Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.

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