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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Battling Cancer While Pregnant
Jeanie, an 8th grade Spanish teacher at Spring Ford Eighth Grade Center, and her husband Phil, a senior manager at Vanguard, absolutely love their jobs and had been happily married for 14 years.
After almost 12 years of trying to have children, they were thrilled to find out that Jeanie was pregnant. We couldn't believe it!" says Jeanie. "And then to find out we were having twins girls was the biggest blessing we could have asked for. My heart was melting."
But at only 15 weeks, fear and shock set in when Jeanie felt a lump in her breast and was diagnosed with stage II invasive breast cancer. "We are going to approach this head on. I just kept thinking about my girls, and how I wanted to get through this, and so I went to see the best," says Jeanie.
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.