head & neck cancer

cancer care with you in mind

When you’re facing a head and neck cancer diagnosis, you want to know that you’ve got the right team on your side. When you choose Aurora Health Care, you can trust that you’ll be getting advanced, compassionate care.

Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic Hotline

Taking an active role in your health care and treatment can have a positive effect on your recovery. But there's so much cancer information available that it can be hard to navigate through it all. That's where the Vince Lombardi Cancer Hotline can help. Talk to a cancer information specialist by calling the Hotline at 1-800-252-2990 or 414-649-7200.

Want aSecond Opinion?

Consult with your personal expert, not a search bar. Get (another) professional opinion.

cancer nurse navigator

Meet another member of your cancer care team: your nurse navigator. Navigators are certified nursing professionals who can guide you and your family through the process of cancer treatment. 

symptoms 

Keep an eye out for these symptoms, and see a doctor if they develop:

  • A sore in your mouth that keeps bleeding
  • A lump in your neck
  • Frequent nose bleeds
  • Constant congestion, but no medicine helps
  • Painful chewing or swallowing
  • Raspy voice
  • Loose teeth/dentures that no longer fit
  • Constant pain in your neck, ears or throat

treatment options 

Because each tumor is different, we offer a variety of treatment options, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Conformal radiotherapy/Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic radiology/CyberKnife
  • Microvascular reconstruction
  • Minimally-invasive laser surgery
  • Targeted EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor)
  • Trans-oral robotic surgery

Cancer Resources & References

Tools and information you and your family need through cancer treatment and beyond.

Cancer CareNewsletter

Articles about cancer treatments, research and support – all from Aurora oncology staff. 

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