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Head and Neck Program

At Providence, we understand that a diagnosis of head or neck cancer is frightening. It can be difficult to know who to turn to for help. Our top oncologists, surgeons, and support team members are experts in the treatment of cancers of the larynx, throat, salivary glands, sinuses, mouth, and more. We offer many effective treatment options for these cancers, including throat cancer treatments and tongue cancer treatments. These include chemotherapy, surgery to remove cancerous cells, radiation therapy, and other effective treatments. We also help you access applicable clinical trials to supplement your care, so that you have the most advanced treatment plan available.

2258.4 miles away
714-734-6200
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Head and Neck Program

At Providence, we understand that a diagnosis of head or neck cancer is frightening. It can be difficult to know who to turn to for help. Our top oncologists, surgeons, and support team members are experts in the treatment of cancers of the larynx, throat, salivary glands, sinuses, mouth, and more. We offer many effective treatment options for these cancers, including throat cancer treatments and tongue cancer treatments. These include chemotherapy, surgery to remove cancerous cells, radiation therapy, and other effective treatments. We also help you access applicable clinical trials to supplement your care, so that you have the most advanced treatment plan available.

2258.4 miles away
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

As a leading treatment center for head and neck cancer, our experts offer highly skilled care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck region including:

  • sinuses
  • oral cavity
  • larynx (voice box)
  • salivary glands
  • swallowing passages
  • thyroid

Services at our center include all phases of care — from screening and early detection to treatment and rehabilitation.

The Head and Neck Program is spearheaded by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who are dedicated to meeting the complex needs of patients with head and neck tumors. This team focuses on providing you with the most effective treatments available, while helping them preserve their quality of life.

The Head and Neck Program also includes the services of dedicated Nurse Navigators who can ease the burden of a cancer diagnosis and treatment by:

  • Enhancing both the quality and continuity of care by coordinating patient care services with other health care providers including: surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, primary care providers, pharmacists, dietitians and social workers
  • Educating our patients regarding diagnosis and treatment options
  • Facilitate the decision-making process for our patients and their families
  • Ensuring continuity of care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings

Why Choose Us for Head and Neck Cancer Care?

At Providence, we see the life in you. Together, let’s finish cancer – so you don’t have to miss any of life’s special moments.

No two patients, or their treatment plans, are alike. This is why, at Providence, we take a highly personalized approach to your head and neck cancer care. You’ll experience this through our multidisciplinary tumor boards, where your oncology team collaborates with other cancer care experts about your specific diagnosis. We also offer a Providence Molecular Tumor Board, where we evaluate your genomic and clinical information to find the best genetically matched treatment for you. Your oncology team will work with you directly to design a treatment plan that fits your personal needs. It’s an approach that combines leading-edge treatment with the compassionate care Providence is known for. Why? Because we know this results in the best outcomes.

As a patient, you’ll be supported through your entire cancer journey by a multidisciplinary cancer care team. Our board-certified medical and radiation oncologists use cutting-edge techniques when diagnosing and treating your head or neck cancer. If surgery is required, we have over 130 surgeons with oral and maxillofacial surgery expertise, a number of whom specialize in reconstructive head and neck surgery. It’s a team-based approach to head and neck cancer care. Your care team may also include oncology nurse navigators, speech therapists, dentists and other cancer specialists. We also provide you and your family with a full range of support services well beyond conventional treatment, from genetic counseling and education to nutrition and pain management.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great head and neck cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We offer various location-specific services to help our patients receive equitable care, such as translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender, and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we welcome all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We aim to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you’re at.

As a patient at Providence, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. Being part of a collaborative network means that your local head and neck cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The extent and power of our network is one of the reasons more than 1,250 new head and neck cancer patients, and 50,000 new cancer patients, choose Providence each year.

Providence is well known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking the most advanced procedures and therapies to treat head and neck cancer. For instance, Providence researchers are testing a groundbreaking computer program that helps physicians manage concerns and provide recommendations to head and neck cancer survivors. As a patient, you have the opportunity to participate in or benefit from one of 35 clinical trials happening across the Providence network for head and neck cancer treatment.

The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, we’re with our patients every step of the way. We’ve integrated three nationally accredited cancer programs – Mission, St. Joseph and St. Jude – to provide you with:

  • Board-certified cancer specialists who collaborate across locations to provide convenient, connected care close to your home or work.
  • Innovative screening that can detect more than 50 types of cancer through a single blood draw.
  • Patient navigators for each cancer type who will help you manage your treatment and find the resources you need.

Learn More About the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

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