Knowing the histology of a cancer is important for determining the type of cancer you have and the best treatment plan. After a biopsy or full removal of a tumor, a small sample of tissue is examined under a microscope to determine the cellular components and structure, or histology, of the cancer.

There are five types of head and neck malignancies, which include:

At the Yale Head and Neck Program, our surgeons are revered for their advanced surgical treatment strategies of all types of head and neck cancers. Our patient-centered approach means that every patient receives individual attention and compassionate care.