Oropharyngeal Cancer: David's Story

Surviving Oropharyngeal Cancer | It’s Going to Be Tough

David thought that a bump in the back of his mouth was an infected tooth. When he noticed the bump getting bigger, he went to a surgeon, who suspected it was a malignant tumor. A biopsy revealed it was cancerous, so he sought treatment from the Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Cancer Center. David underwent radiation and chemotherapy because the cancer had spread and has been cancer-free for over a year. While he is still unable to taste food, his quality of life has returned and his energy is back.

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Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Our team offers comprehensive treatments for cancers affecting the nasal passages, sinuses, the throat and nearby areas. Our head and neck surgeons work closely with medical and radiation oncologists, endocrinologists and other specialists to provide well-rounded care.