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Multidisciplinary Care

Head and Neck Cancer

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Head and Neck Cancer

Treating cancers in the small spaces of the head and neck requires exceptional skill and expertise. At ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Head and Neck Cancer Center, our head and neck cancer team is made up of renowned experts from many specialties and extends to include highly skilled nurses, speech pathologists and therapists. Everyone on the team is focused on providing the best in personalized care.

Our diverse team of specialists treat the following cancers:

  • Mouth and tongue.
  • Salivary glands.
  • Thyroid.
  • Nasal cavity.
  • Sinuses.
  • Parts of the throat that include the larynx (voice box).
  • Lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck.

Your Multidisciplinary Team

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat head and neck cancers. Many decades of clinical experience have proved that combinations of these treatments are often most effective. Your team will work with you to provide the optimal cancer treatment for you.

Your visits to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute will include meetings with your multidisciplinary team of doctors.

  • Your surgeon can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see if your tumor is malignant or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
  • Your medical oncologist can administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy that kills cancer cells.
  • Your radiation oncologist can pinpoint places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused X-rays to reduce or destroy it.

Depending on the location and extent of your cancer, you may also require treatment from other specialists, including a dentist to customize and fit dental appliances, a plastic surgeon and a speech-language pathologist/therapist.

These specialists, along with your primary care doctor and your care-management team, will work with you to create a plan of treatment for your cancer that will be the most effective and give you the most peace of mind.

At ChristianaCare, we are committed to providing you with the expertise, treatment options and care you need on your journey back to health. We are here for you.

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