Why Choose Us for Head and Neck Cancer Treatment?
At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, we take a patient-centric approach to your care. We offer vigorous research programs studying new approaches to care, so you have access to the latest treatments available. Our skilled scientists, physicians, and medical oncologists use innovative therapies to fight head and neck cancer and help you feel your best. You benefit from effective, comprehensive cancer care close to home.
Head and neck cancer: our approach to care
Our team of experts works with you to get a diagnosis and find the most effective treatment plan. You will find care that is:
- Collaborative: Our head and neck tumor board (cancer care meeting) includes physicians across disciplines. Your surgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, pathologist, radiologist, and other team members meet to discuss your individual case. Together, we develop a customized and comprehensive plan.
- Patient-centered: We meet with you and your family to discuss the care plan in detail so everyone understands and agrees on a specific plan of treatment. We want you to feel informed and confident about the next steps in your care. Our Navigation Team helps coordinate appointments, answers questions about symptoms and treatment options, and provides logistical support.
- Supportive: Our cancer care team supports your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our care starts at your initial diagnosis and continues through your treatment and recovery. Together, we help you manage your emotions, listen to your concerns, and boost your overall well-being. Our robust support services include support groups, palliative care, and cancer genetics.
Head and neck cancer: diagnosis and treatment
Our dedicated team of physicians, radiologists, and medical oncologists uses sophisticated techniques to detect and evaluate head and neck cancer. We use targeted screening for early detection, so we can make an accurate diagnosis quickly. Once we confirm a diagnosis, you meet with your care team within three days. We tailor a treatment plan that’s right for you. Learn more about diagnose head and neck cancer.
Call the AHN Cancer Help Line anytime at (412) NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 to schedule a cancer-related appointment or to just talk with our nurses about diagnoses, treatments, and side effects.