Head, Neck & Thyroid
As a patient of the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, you receive care from expert physicians who use the most innovative approaches to treat benign and malignant tumors in the skull base, sinuses, orbits, salivary glands, nasopharynx, oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and thyroid. With the strength of our vigorous research programs, you have access to effective new clinical trials and therapies.
Why the Cancer Institute?
Cancer Institute doctors are among the most experienced specialists in the country, and we develop treatment plans based on years of expertise and evidence-based success. Our team includes surgical oncologists (doctors who remove cancer through surgery), radiation oncologists (doctors who use radiation to treat cancer), medical oncologists (doctors who use specialized drugs to treat cancer), and radiologists (doctors who use imaging to diagnose cancer).
Patient cases are presented at weekly conferences attended by surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists and support staff. Decisions regarding your treatment are discussed and then your doctor develops a personalized treatment plan for you. This approach allows specialists from many areas to provide input and ensure you have an all-encompassing care plan.
Progressive clinical trials and research
Our scientists and physicians continually research new treatments and cures that allow us to bring medical discoveries from the laboratory directly to you. These breakthroughs help us to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
We provide extensive cancer care at our seven hospitals and more than 40 Cancer Institute locations nestled within many western Pennsylvania communities, as well as in Erie, West Virginia and Ohio. This vast network allows us to give you exceptional cancer care and the comfort, security and convenience of being close to home.
Find out more about this specialty at a location near you.
- Allegheny General Hospital
- Allegheny Valley Hospital
- Canonsburg Hospital
- Forbes Hospital
- Jefferson Hospital
- Saint Vincent Hospital
- West Penn Hospital