A Team Approach to Head and Neck Cancers

Patients are cared for by multidisciplinary teams that treat head and neck cancers with advanced treatment options. RWJBarnabas Health ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons, work with medical and radiation oncologists, internists, endocrinologists, dentists, prosthodontists, pathologists, radiologists, nutritionists and speech pathologists to treat patients with all head and neck cancers including:

  • Sinus cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Lip and oral cavity cancer
  • Tongue and mouth cancer
  • Throat cancer (laryngeal and pharyngeal)
  • Thyroid cancer and other endocrine cancers
  • Tracheal, bronchial and respiratory cancers

Our team includes some of New Jersey’s most experienced head and neck cancer specialists. Together, they collaborate on patient care and design treatment plans using the most advanced therapies and technologies for head and neck cancer treatment.

State-of-the-Art Care

RWJBarnabas Health ENT surgeons utilize state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques for removal of head and neck cancer tumors, including transoral robotic surgery, which minimizes recovery time and reduces complications. Head and neck cancers are also treated with TomoTherapy, a form of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) that delivers precise and focused radiation which destroys cancer and preserves healthy tissue.

Our specialists also use the most effective therapeutic options for cancers of the head and neck, including new forms of chemotherapy, biotherapy and immunotherapy.

Expert Rehabilitation for Head and Neck Cancers

For patients with head and neck cancers, our Cancer Centers bring together an expert team of specialists to lead the rehabilitation process. Rehabiliation specialists include experienced speech pathologists, physical therapists, dentists, prosthodontists and advanced practice nurses.

What Is Head and Neck Cancer?

Head and neck cancer is the term given to cancers that start in the head and neck region.

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