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Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Team for Lip Cancer & Oral Cavity Cancer

If you have received a diagnosis of lip and oral cavity cancer, you may be dealing with a variety of emotions and anticipating questions regarding the cancer treatment process. We understand. UH Seidman Cancer Center is a leader in the region and the nation in the treatment of cancer, according to U.S. News & World Report. We combine our renowned expertise and leading-edge treatments with compassion and support.

Lip and oral cavity cancer is usually found in the tongue, the lips and the floor of the mouth, but may also be found in the gums, the roof of the mouth and behind the wisdom teeth. It is estimated that over 45,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. Our team has successfully treated thousands of patients with a wide range of oral cancers. In fact, the best outcomes from treating these and other head and neck related cancers come from the collaboration of a diverse team of experts.

Routine and Complex Cancer Care

UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of lip and oral cavity cancer. Head and neck cancer treatment at UH Seidman Cancer Center includes a record of innovations and firsts that make a difference in patients’ lives. Part of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, one of an elite group of 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute, UH Seidman Cancer Center offers leading treatments earlier than most other cancer centers. Our affiliation with Case Western Reserve University provides ongoing studies that target cancer treatment and prevention.

Our leadership continues today. We offer advanced treatments, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery through endoscopy
  • Reconstructive techniques to preserve quality of life
  • Targeted chemotherapy
  • Precise radiation therapy
  • Access to advanced clinical trials

Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Team

Just as each patient is unique, we believe that cancer treatment should be highly specialized to fit the individual. UH Seidman Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary team works in unison and draws on its collective education and expertise to offer patients a personalized treatment plan and a better outcome, even a cancer cure. Skilled professionals on the multifaceted team include:

  • Genetic counselors
  • Medical geneticists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgical oncologists

In addition, support services are cancer-focused with this integrated team and include nutritional counseling, genetic counseling and rehabilitation therapy.

Cancer Clinical Trials

UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with cancer, including:

  • Studying surgery followed by radiation therapy given with chemo or without chemo for people with oropharynx cancer. Learn more.
  • Analyzing the best dose and safety of a cancer drug plus chemo for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer that has been treated but come back or spread. Learn more.