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Who Should Be on Your Head and Neck Cancer Care Team?

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Health care providers with hands in.
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Oncologists.
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Your oncologist leads the team


Close up of surgeon.
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Your head and neck surgeon tackles complex procedures


Middle aged woman at dentist.
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Your dentist helps manage oral care


Patient advocate with senior man.
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Your patient navigator advocates for your needs


Radiologist reading scan.
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Your radiologist provides key therapy


Speech therapist with man drinking water.
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Your speech-language therapist helps you communicate


Dietitian and woman.
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Your registered dietitian guides nutrition decisions


Man talking to social worker.
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Your social worker connects your family with resources


Young female pathologist looking in microscope.
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Your pathologist provides behind-the-scenes intel


Nurses looking at scan.
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Your oncology nurses coordinate care with finesse


Spiritual advisor reading from Bible.
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Other key players round out your team


Friends offer support.
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Don't forget your friends and family


Kathleen Hall, MBA

Kathleen Hall, MBA

Kathleen Hall is a health writer who writes articles for consumer and health professionals as well as health care marketing material for corporate clients. Kathleen has a BS in psychology from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. She divides her time between Richmond, Virginia, and Bar Harbor, Maine. Kathleen is also a professional artist and runner.