Abramson Cancer Center head and neck cancer clinicians and researchers are leading the way nationally in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancers.
Today, there's more hope than ever for those who face cancer of the head and neck. Penn’s Head and Neck Cancer team have worked together for years caring for those with head and neck cancer.
By putting our experience to work, we offer the best possible treatment outcomes.
Penn established the world’s first TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) program. TORS is a minimally invasive, robotically-assisted surgical approach to removing tumors of the mouth, throat and voice box. It dramatically improves the treatment of head and neck cancers.
Penn researchers also led the study that established the first breakthrough, in thirty years, for thyroid cancer treatment.
If diagnosed with a head and neck cancer, or concerned about head and neck cancer, it’s important to have the best team of experts available.
Penn’s Multidisciplinary Center for Head and Neck Cancer has individuals, nationally and internationally, recognized for their expertise who can provide the information, care, and support to help each step of the way.
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"There is a plan and meaning for everyone. If you get through cancer it really does change you. It makes you a better person: you live more in the moment, you become more compassionate, and you deeply understand what other people are going through when coping with the same terror of cancer. If I had to talk to someone who has to go through what I went through I would say, stay positive and live in the moment with gratitude. One sure way to take focus off yourself is to help and serve others. My spiritually and prayer was so important during my cancer journey. As Mother Teresa said 'the fruit of prayer is love and the fruit of love is service.' My experience at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center was magnificent! Doctors provide compassionate care, coupled with cutting edge technology!"
- Maryann Volpe
Watch Focus on Head and Neck Cancer Conference - Get information on the latest advances in head and neck cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and psychosocial issues.
Watch Focus on Thyroid Cancer Conference - Get information on the latest advances in thyroid cancer risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and psychosocial issues.