Newly Diagnosed Oral Cancer? What You Should Know
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with oral cancer, you're probably thinking hard about what to do next. Educating yourself about cancer and understanding the various treatment options that are explained on these pages is a good start. However, your most important decision is selecting where to get your cancer treated.
Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. That's why your first choice in a treatment center needs to be the right one. Patients who begin their treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere. Not only can you expect the best standard of care available, patients at SCCA have access to advanced therapies and treatments being explored in the several ongoing clinical trials for oral cancer conducted at SCCA's parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
The SCCA Head and Neck physician expert team includes specialists from otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, maxillofacial prosthodontics, oral medicine, radiation oncology, medical oncology, neuroradiology, speech pathology, and other health services.
The staff includes medical assistants, patient care coordinators, speech and language pathologists, and audiologists, as well as experts in neurology, rehabilitation medicine, respiratory, physical therapy, and others.