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What health professionals treat patients with head and neck cancers?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Many: Ear nose throat (ENT) doctors; surgical oncologists (cancer surgeons), plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists (treat with radiation); medical oncologist (treat with chemotherapy); speech therapists, nutritionists, physical therapists among others.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 34 years experience
Many: Don't forget about pathologists: without a diagnosis you have nothing :).
Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology 42 years experience
Team work: It takes a team to treat and take care of head and neck patients. There are surgeons to do biopies or surgical removal, radiation and medical oncologist to give chemoradiation as primary or secondary treatment, speech therapist and nutritionist to support and rehab patients, nurses to monitor patients and last but not least pathologist to make diagnosis.

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