Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

The Head and Neck Cancers Program at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center is dedicated to comprehensive and customized care for people with benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumors in the head and neck.

Our Head and Neck Cancer Program is led by Sergey Koyfman, DO, Medical Director of Head & Neck Cancer Disease Management Team, our skilled, multidisciplinary team provides specialized care in early detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various cancers in the head and neck region, namely:

  • Oral cavity (lips, tongue, hard palate, floor of mouth and gums)
  • Oropharynx (middle of throat behind mouth, including tongue base, tonsils, and soft palate)
  • Larynx (voice box)
  • Pharynx (part of the throat situated immediately below the mouth and nasal cavity)
  • Nasal cavity
  • Hypopharynx (lower throat)
  • Paranasal sinuses
  • Nasopharynx (uppermost part of the pharynx which is situated immediately below the mouth and nasal cavity)
  • Salivary glands (Parotid, submandibular and minor salivary glands)
  • Thyroid
  • Skin cancers of the head and neck

Depending on the stage and other characteristics of your head and neck cancer, your treatment may include:

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

Our team approach ensures you receive the most advanced treatment.

About Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, inside the mouth, the nose, and the throat). These squamous cell cancers are often referred to as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck.

Head and Neck cancers account for approximately 3% to 5% of all cancers in the United States.

According to the American Cancer Society, Head and Neck cancers account for approximately 3% to 5% of all cancers in the United States. In 2012, an estimated 52,610 people (38,380 men and 14,230 women) will develop head and neck cancer and an estimated 11,500 deaths (8,320 men and 3,180 women) will occur.

Education and Support

Orange Regional Medical Center offers a variety of cancer support groups, education, and surviorship programs to patients.
From cancer support groups and screenings to our clinical trials program, we provide comprehensive cancer care. If you or a loved one has cancer, count on Orange Regional’s experienced physicians, compassionate staff and live-saving technologies to fight the battle, together with you.

Patient Navigators

Our Patient Navigators are specially-trained to help guide and support you and your family through your cancer care treatment and recovery.

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Cancer Registry

We are an active participant in the Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS), a data collection and reporting system with near real-time information on cancer patients.

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Cancer Survivorship

From living with cancer to living beyond it, at Orange Regional, we're proud and committed to offering survivorship services from support groups to rehabilitation.

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Rehabilitation Program

We're committed to offering the best available survivorship services. This is why we have implemented our comprehensive Cancer Rehabilitation Program.

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Should you have any questions about your stay at Orange Regional Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.

ORMC’s Oncology Nurse Navigator, Sara Sargente, Earns CURE® Magazine’s 2017 Extraordinary Healer® Award.

Relive the celebration with the highlights video from the June 5th awards ceremony! While Patrick Dempsey may be the actor, Orange Regional’s Sara Sargente was the STAR!

Healing Boutique

Healing Boutique
Our Boutique offers an intimate, healing environment where patients can come to find a variety of products or services to help restore confidence at any stage of cancer.

Cancer Support Groups & Classes

Explore our upcoming cancer support groups, healing yoga classes and events listed below in our online community calendar. To register or for more information, call 1-888-321-6762


Read more about Sara Sargente and her work with head and neck cancer patients in her Oncology Nursing News cover story.