Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Program
Cancer of the head and neck region often affects quality of life after treatment in terms of swallowing, speech, airway, pain, physical disability, and emotional stress. A major focus for our head/neck cancer team is the healthy rehabilitation of head and neck cancer survivors.
Head and Neck Cancer Survivors
Head and neck cancer survivors can suffer from swallowing disorders, pain, lymphedema, difficulties with appetite and eating, as well as depression. The Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Program at Wake Forest is designed to offer comprehensive services for head and neck cancer survivors. This program gives cancer survivors access to important services, including:
- Speech Language Pathology
- Rehabilitative Medicine
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutrition Services
- Chaplain Services
Mission of Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Program
Wake Forest Baptist Health currently cares for more than half of the head and neck cancer patients in North Carolina, offering state-of-the-art treatments and surgical restoration. The goals of this adjunctive service are increased quality of life, decreased complications, and improved function.