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.
April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
As part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month - and in honor of head and neck cancer patients and their families - the signature Crescent on the Penn State Hershey Medical Center campus was illuminated in burgundy and white. Learn more about special lighting of the Crescent.
New Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
The head and neck cancer team at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute is hosting the inaugural head and neck cancer support group on Sunday, April 27 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the University Conference Center, Room 302A on the Medical Center campus. Head and neck surgeon Dr. Genevieve Andrews will discuss Head and Neck Cancer 101, and patients will share stories about living with or treating head and neck cancer. The team's goal is to build a group that allows head and neck cancer patients at the Cancer Institute, as well as their family members, to develop connections with and receive support from other patients and caregivers. Please RSVP to Betty Cek, clinical nurse coordinator, at email@example.com with the number of people attending. Click here for directions and to view a campus map.
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Make a difference one step at a time by joining the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute head and neck cancer team in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 17, at Harrisburg Area Community College. Gather your friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers to help support Penn State Hershey. All funds generated from this event will fund important research in head and neck cancer. Registration opens at 7:45 a.m.; 5K walk begins at 9:00 a.m.; 1 mile walk begins at 9:15 a.m. Click here for more information and to join team "Head N Neck R Us" as part of this event.
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