The head and neck cancer team leads in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of both benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck region. Our team employs a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat all types and stages of cancers that occur in the head and neck region, including:
- Oral cancer (lip, mouth, tongue, palate)
- Oropharyngeal cancer (tonsil, tongue base, soft palate) - including Davinci Robotic Surgery (TORS)
- Laryngeal cancer (voice box)
- Hypopharyngeal cancer (throat and swallowing passage cancer)
- Thyroid cancer and tumors
- Parathyroid disease (Hyperparathyroidism) - including Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy
- Salivary gland tumors
- Cutaneous malignancies of the head and neck
Patients are thoroughly evaluated by our team of physicians and caregivers in order to make the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. We provide patients with the information needed to understand their disease and decide on the best treatment plan for them. Treatments may include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy as well as medical therapy. Throughout treatment, we emphasize ongoing communication with patients, families, and referring physicians.
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
The head and neck cancer team at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute invites you and your family to attend the inaugural head and neck cancer support group meeting on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the University Conference Center, Room 302A on the campus of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Head and neck surgeon Dr. Genevieve Andrews will discuss Head and Neck Cancer 101. Several patients will share stories about living with or treating head and neck cancer, and discuss what the support group plans to accomplish.
For directions to the University Conference Center and to view or print a campus map, visit PennStateHershey.org/directions. Parking is free.
Please RSVP with the number of people attending by contacting Betty Cek, clinical nurse coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-531-4728.
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