Head and Neck Program
As a leading treatment center for oral, head and neck cancers, the St.
Joseph Hospital Head and Neck Program is proud to offer highly skilled
care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck
region including the sinuses, oral cavity, larynx (voice box), salivary
gland, swallowing passages and thyroid. Our services 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
patients with the most effective treatments available, while helping them
preserve their quality of life.
The Head and Neck Program also includes the services of a dedicated Nurse
Navigator 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 patients regarding his/her diagnosis and treatment options
- Facilitate the decision-making process by patients and their families
- Ensuring continuity of care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings