Head and Neck Cancer
Approximately 40,000 Americans will develop oral, head and neck cancer this year. The team of head and neck cancer specialists at The Nebraska Medical Center diagnose and treat upper aerodigestive tract, invasive skin cancers including melanoma, salivary glands, thyroid and soft tissue disorders. The majority are cancers of the aerodigestive tract (UAED) which are cancers effecting the lips, mouth, throat, larynx, upper esophagus, nose and paranasal sinuses.
Perhaps one of the reasons battling these cancers is more difficult to the patient is due to the fact this type of cancer involves the most visible part of the body and can often effect their appearance. As an oral head and neck cancer center for excellence, support groups are available. Oral, head and neck cancer clinical trials allow for discoveries in the laboratories to become part of a patient treatment plan, which may not be available elsewhere. The team of multidisciplinary specialists in surgical oncology, radiation oncology and medical oncology collaborate to form an individualized treatment plan for each patient.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation
- Accreditation of Radiation Oncology by American College of Radiology (ACR)
- American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
- Magnet Status awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Oncology Certified Nurses
- First hospital in the state to receive the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers
Make an appointment with a head and neck cancer specialist by calling 800-922-0000. For clinic location and hours use the Find a Physician link.