Your team of head and neck experts may include the following specialists:
Surgeons with Advanced Training in Their Specialties
Otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, and reconstructive plastic surgeons use advanced surgical techniques, including laser and robotic surgery, to restore your function and preserve your appearance.
Medical and Radiation Oncologists
Oversee chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted radiation therapy when it is part of your treatment plan.
Oral Medicine Specialists
Manage oral health concerns related to cancer and cancer treatments that can contribute to tooth decay, bone deterioration, jaw stiffness, pain, and other problems.
Speech Pathologists, Voice Therapists, and Occupational Therapists
Can help you maintain your ability to talk, eat, and swallow. After cancer treatment, these therapists can help you alleviate jaw stiffness, improve voice strength, explore alternate means of communication if needed, and perform other functions important to daily living.
Social Workers, Psychologists, and Palliative Care Experts
Help you cope with the emotional and psychological effects often associated with cancer.
Physical Therapists and Cancer Nutritionists
Help you maintain your strength and stamina through exercise and good eating habits.