The Head and Neck Cancer Program

Introduction

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 60,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with head and neck cancers of the oral cavity, including salivary gland, tongue and mouth, and pharynx, respiratory system, including larynx, and endocrine system, including thyroid.

At Monmouth Medical Center, otolaryngological (Ear, Nose and Throat, or ENT) surgeons are treating a host of head and neck cancers through a multidisciplinary team approach in a caring and supportive environment that supports prompt and effective care. The program also provides services that help patients and their families adapt to living with a cancer diagnosis.

Through Monmouth's Leon Hess Cancer Center, Head and Neck Cancer Program medical director Darsit Shah, M.D., and assistant medical director Arvind Prabhat, M.D. - otolaryngologists with special expertise in complex head and neck surgical procedures - lead a team comprising ear, nose and throat and plastic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, internists, endocrinologists, dentists pathologists, radiologists, clinical nurse, data/research nurse, psychosocial specialist, nutritionists and speech pathologists. Monthly multidisciplinary team meetings are held where cases are reviewed and treatment options are discussed.

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The Head and Neck Cancer Program
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