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Surgery is often recommended in conjunction with chemotherapy and/or radiation for cancer treatment. If surgery is recommended, you can be assured the team at Penrose Cancer Center has the expertise needed for your specific situation.
Although head and neck malignancies account for only 5% of all cancers, the impact of these cancers and their treatments may be more debilitating than at almost any other site. Goals of treatment, besides curing, include retaining the patient's ability to speak, eat, smell and breathe in an acceptable manner. Achieving these goals requires the coordination of care between surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists, as well as support disciplines such as pathology, diagnostic radiology, voice and swallowing therapists and care navigators.
Penrose Cancer Center has offered this coordinated care for many years. Our staff includes:
Penrose Cancer Center includes a medical staff of general surgeons with expertise in gastric, pancreatic and colon cancers. In the past 10 years, more than 2,000 gastric and 1,000 colon procedures have been performed by our team of highly-trained and specialized surgeons.
Services include a full array of minimally-invasive (laparoscopic) surgery techniques designed to improve patient outcomes and decrease hospital stays.
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