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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A safer and less invasive approach to surgically treat hyperparathyroidism
A less invasive treatment option
- Hershey Community Garden vies for grant in online competition The Hershey Community Garden is a nominee for a grant from Seeds of Change, an organic seed company. In order to win a grant, the Community Garden needs the help of the entire Penn State Hershey community to vote. Click on this link to vote: http://www.seedsofchangegrant.com/TheGallery.aspxMore...
- Special lighting of the Crescent building recognizes upcoming occasions As part of an ongoing effort to reduce energy usage and operate in a more cost efficient and environmentally friendly manner, Penn State Hershey installed an LED lighting system to illuminate its signature Crescent building, replacing the original and less efficient facade lighting. This week, the building is lit in blue in honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month.More...
- Presentation to explore the world of modern day slavery Penn State Hershey will host a presentation by advocacy group Women at Risk Int’l titled “Modern Day Slavery: Trafficking & Exploitation of Vulnerable Women” at noon April 23 in Lecture Room C.More...
- Pinwheel garden set up in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that everyone can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in the community. Over the last week, new decorations have popped up on the lawn of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.More...