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:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Physical/Occupational Therapy
  • Nutrition Services
  • Social Work
  • Psychiatry
  • Chaplain Services
  • Cancer Support 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.  

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