Soft palate cancer care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic experts offer compassionate, comprehensive care for people with soft palate cancer.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, care for people with soft palate cancer is directed by surgeons who specialize in head and neck cancers (head and neck oncologic surgeons) who coordinate a multispecialty team. Surgeons who direct care teams include face, mouth and jaw surgeons (oral and maxillofacial surgeons) and ear, nose and throat surgeons (ENT specialists or otorhinolaryngologists).

Your care team might also include experts in radiation oncology, medical oncology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation therapies, and other specialties as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest treatment technology. For instance, Mayo Clinic surgeons may use transoral robotic surgery to remove soft palate cancers. Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists use highly focused radiation techniques, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton beam therapy, to target cancer cells.

Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with soft palate cancer includes radiation, chemotherapy and several surgical procedures, including minimally invasive and traditional operations.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are widely respected for their experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating soft palate cancer. At Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Personalized care. A team of specialists works together to be sure your treatment plan considers all of your needs. Your team might involve experts in oral and maxillofacial surgery, otorhinolaryngology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation therapies, and other specialties as needed.
  • Experience you can trust. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors provide individualized care and treatment for more than 30 people with soft palate cancer. This expertise and experience ensures that your team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Sept. 05, 2019