Head & Neck Cancer Program

Head & Neck Cancer Program

Head & Neck Cancer treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital combines state-of-the-art technology and experienced specialists who work together to develop targeted treatment plans for patients with cancers of the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses, thyroid and mouth.

Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital offers a multidisciplinary head & neck cancer group, including board-certified otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat surgeons), radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, plastic/reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, dentists, speech language therapists, oncology nutritionists and oncology-certified nurses who work together to coordinate each patient's care. Our head and neck surgeons are part of the Temple Head & Neck Institute, a comprehensive center dedicated to treating patients with benign and malignant conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck

Advanced Tools for Precise Detection and Diagnosis

Temple specialists use sophisticated imaging technologies and minimally invasive procedures to properly diagnose and pinpoint the location of tumors.

Advanced diagnostic tools offered at Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital include:

  • Mangentic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT or Cat Scan)
  • Prositron Emission Tomgraphy (PET)
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy

Personalized Treatment for Each Patient

Head and neck cancers are located in areas of the body that involve vital daily functions such as swallowing, breathing and speaking. Our goal is to cure a patient’s cancer while preserving these vital functions.

Treatment of head and neck cancer often requires a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. The exact treatment a patient receives depends on several factors, including the type of cancer, its size and stage, its location and the patient's overall health. Our program also offers support services for head and neck cancer patients. From diagnosis to treatment to recovery, a patient's fight against head and neck cancer can be challenging. Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Hospital provides every patient with the resources to meet the psychological, social and physical challenges related to head and neck cancer and its treatment.

Learn more about the Temple Head & Neck Institute.