Our head and neck cancer program offers supportive and treatment services to you and your family. The team includes a nurse navigator, registered dietitian, speech language pathologist and an oncology social worker.

During your care, you will be provided with comprehensive education that includes the following topics:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Dental care
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Xerostomia management
  • Nutritional support
  • Smoking and alcohol cessation
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Speech and swallowing recommendations
  • Tips to manage anxiety
  • Body image changes
  • Positive coping strategies
  • Improving communication skills
  • Community and financial resources

Everyone should have a yearly physical exam of the head and neck conducted by their family physician as well as yearly dental checkups that include examination of the mouth. For people considered high-risk for head and neck cancers, additional examinations may be necessary.

Tobacco and excessive alcohol use are two widely known risk factors that can greatly increase the risk of head and neck cancers. Limiting alcohol consumption and stopping the use of tobacco products are important steps in prevention. We offer smoking cessation classes to help you quit tobacco use.

Please call 443-643-3350 to learn more.