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Head and Neck Cancer

Your Cancer Care Team


Depending on the stage and other characteristics of your head and neck cancer, the treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of these therapies. Your treatment team is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of head and neck cancer specialists with expertise in providing advanced care in the rapidly evolving area of head and neck cancer management. The team also incorporates specialty rehabilitative services to provide the finest in complete patient care. Your team may include:

    • Medical oncologists who design the most appropriate treatment plan which includes a combination of chemotherapy, chemoradiation and targeted therapy for your particular cancer
    • Radiation oncologists offer innovative radiation therapy techniques customized to your individual needs and designed to deliver the most effective therapeutic radiation to the cancer while preserving normal nearby tissue
    • Head and Neck surgeons with advanced training in the surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, provide the most advanced surgical techniques to maximize tumor removal and preserve function and appearance
    • Microvascular surgeons perform state-of-the-art reconstruction to optimize function and appearance
    • Radiologists offer advanced state-of-the-art imaging and expertise to evaluate tumors, assist in surgical and radiation treatment planning, and monitor the results of treatment
    • Pathologists evaluate tumor samples to provide precise diagnostic information that can help your team design the best treatment plan for you
    • Oral surgery prosthedontists make prostheses for the mouth to aid in functional rehabilitation
    • Oral maxillofacial surgeons help restore function and appearance of the treated site within the mouth
    • Speech and language pathologists work with patients to maximize speech and swallowing functions affected by treatment. These specialists, along with oncology nutritionists, are integrated into all phases of the care plan, to mitigate the complications of treatment that can occur in head and neck tumors
    • Oncology nurses and nurse practitioners bring special expertise to cancer care for patients with head and neck cancer
    • Oncology psychiatrists, social workers and chaplains provide family, spiritual, emotional and mental health support
    • Head and Neck Cancer Nurse Navigator providing one-on-one support to guide you through your cancer journey from diagnosis to treatment. Meet Orange Regional Medical Center’s Head and Neck Cancer Nurse Navigator

Members of your care team meet regularly with you and your referring physician to ensure clear communication and the seamless coordination of care.

To read more about our Head and Neck Cancer Services and additional Oncology Services, please view our 2011 Oncology Annual Report.

Orange Regional Medical Center
707 East Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940
845-333-1000

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75 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, NY 10940
845-695-5800

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