Compassionate Care for Head & Neck Cancers
Head and neck cancers include all tumors of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat and larynx (voice box). Because head and neck cancers can impact important functions like vision, speech, hearing and swallowing, effective treatment requires close collaboration between your oncologist and other health care providers.
In the Head and Neck Cancer Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, our doctors work together to ensure you receive the most effective treatment for your cancer type, health history and lifestyle. Our multidisciplinary team includes a head and neck surgeon, radiation oncologist, oral surgeon, medical oncologist and pathologist.
Our services include:
- Diagnosis and evaluation for patients with malignancies of the head and neck
- Leading-edge cancer treatments, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and an individualized combination of therapies
We're Here When You Need Us
If you've recently been diagnosed with cancer, you're probably anxious to start your treatments so you can get back to your day-to-day life.
At the Head and Neck Cancer Center, we reduce wait times — and stress — for our patients through our Patient Access Program. This program has two components:
- First, we offer every patient with a diagnosis of head and neck cancer an appointment for surgical evaluation. Head and neck cancers have a high cure rate if treated early, so we want to meet with you as soon as possible.
- Second, we connect every patient with our dedicated physician assistant, who helps make your evaluation and treatment efficient and worry-free.
The physicians in the Head and Neck Cancer Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston appreciate the importance of maintaining close relationships with referring physicians in the community and will communicate with you throughout your patient's course of treatment.