Cancer Center

Phone Numbers

Support Group Network
(803) 791-2800
Women's Imaging
(803) 791-2486
Lexington Radiation Oncology
(803) 791-2575
Lexington Oncology
(803) 794-7511

Head & Neck Cancer

Our Head & Neck Cancer Program

  • Advanced, less invasive treatment procedures.
  • 50 cases treated in 2014.
  • Antibody treatment for advanced cases.

Treating Head and Neck Cancer

Most head and neck cancer is treated with surgery, which may be combined with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Your doctor will discuss options with you, and decide what's best for your individual diagnosis.


Johnathan A. Engh, MD, FAANS

Johnathan A. Engh, MD, FAANS
Experienced Neurosurgeon | Lexington Brain and Spine Institute

With specific proficiency in the treatment of tumors of the brain and spine, Dr. Engh’s expertise extends to many dedicated oncological procedures, including awake craniotomy, minimally invasive port surgery for brain tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery and spinal tumor removal.

He also has a special expertise in the treatment of gliomas, metastases, colloid cysts and intraventricular tumors. Learn More >>


Jordan W. Rawl, MD

Jordan W. Rawl, MD
Experienced Oncologic Surgeon | Lexington ENT & Allergy

After earning her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Jordan W. Rawl, MD completed her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Rawl then completed a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery and microvascular reconstruction at Creighton University – Nebraska Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center in Omaha.

A member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society, Dr. Rawl has specialized training in the advanced care and treatment of head and neck cancers. Learn More >>

Nurse Navigators

A nurse navigator will work with you through the whole treatment process. She'll help you understand your diagnosis, take care of scheduling, and coordinate with doctors to get you the answers and help you need.

Supportive Care

Our care is comprehensive, with support for your personal challenges that goes beyond the disease.

Just a few ways we help:

New Treatments

We’ve been on the cutting edge of treatment for 20 years, and work to bring in new techniques for our patients.

Cranial Procedures Without Pins or Head Frames
Our new real-time TrueBeam imaging system is highly accurate and removes the need for invasive head frames and pins.

Research Trials

We offer qualifying patients access to the latest clinical trials.

Enroll in a Clinical Trial

(803) 935-8300



This study is being done to answer the following question: does fractionated (multiple treatment sessions) radiosurgery delivered to the surgical cavity in the brain (the part of the brain where the brain metastasis was resected) decrease the risk of tumor recurring in the surgical cavity compared to single fraction (single treatment session) radiosurgery?

Open to enrollment

Posted By: Dr. Quillin Davis

Posted Date: 11/1/2021

Location: Lexington Oncology