Hoag Head & Neck Cancer Program
More than 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with head and neck cancers each
year. These cancers can affect the face, nose, sinuses, mouth, tongue,
throat, larynx, salivary glands, tonsils, palate/floor of mouth, gums,
lip and thyroid.
Head and neck cancers, as well as their treatment, often affect swallowing,
speech and hearing. That’s why it’s important to seek care
from an expert team experienced in the most-advanced treatment options
with the least impact on quality of life.
At the Hoag Head & Neck Cancer Program, our multidisciplinary team
has special expertise in developing personalized treatment programs that
utilize the latest in state-of-the-art cancer care and supportive therapies
that result in positive patient outcomes. Our experienced head and neck
cancer team also specializes in preserving and maintaining important functions,
such as smell, hearing, speech, and swallowing.
Through the Hoag Head & Neck Cancer Program, Orange County patients
can receive specialty cancer care right at home. That’s because
Hoag offers the only comprehensive, integrated Head & Neck Cancer
Program in Orange County for adult patients.
Why Choose Hoag Head & Neck Cancer Program for Your Care?
Comprehensive State-of-the-Art Head & Neck Cancer Program - The Hoag Head & Neck Cancer Program provides comprehensive and personalized
care for adults with benign or malignant tumors of the head and neck.
Our multidisciplinary team has special expertise in developing treatment
plans that include the latest in state-of-the-art cancer care and supportive
therapies that help to ensure the highest quality of life.
Multidisciplinary Team – The Hoag Head & Neck Cancer Program is comprised of experts
in surgical oncology, reconstructive and plastic surgery, medical oncology,
radiation oncology, maxillofacial dentistry, pathology, speech language
pathology, and radiology, as well as a clinical nurse navigator, genetic
counselors, physical therapists and oncology dietitians.
Second Opinions & Multidisciplinary Clinic - Hoag's team is here to provide second opinions for those diagnosed
with head or neck cancer. Unqiue at Hoag, we also provide a multidisciplinary
clinic which allows patients to be seen by all specialists, have their
case reviewed with this team together during case conference, then have
one comprehensive treatment plan recommended.
Patient-Centered Care – We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be hard to manage, emotionally,
physically and financially. The Hoag Family Cancer Institute offers comprehensive
support services centered around the patient and their families. From
support groups to one-on-one counseling, to educational and mind, body
spirit workshops, Hoag Oncology Support Services supports the whole person,
and can link you to numerous resources for other types of support.
Speech and Swallowing Therapy - Hoag’s Head & Neck Cancer Program includes Speech Language
Pathologists specialized in helping patients proactively assess and treat
speech, voice and swallowing issues.
Phase 1 Clinical Research - Through an alliance with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.