The UCLA Head and Neck Program (HNCP) brings together an extraordinary level of expertise and experience to treat all cancers of the Head and Neck. Each patient is followed closely by a team of head and neck cancer specialists including nationally recognized head and neck surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Experts in speech pathology, nutrition, and mind body medicine will also follow your care as needed. These specially trained experts customize your care, including the most-advanced therapies with the least impact on your body.
Our program includes a dedicated Patient Coordinator who is available to guide and support you through the healthcare system. Serving as your liaison to the healthcare team, our Patient Coordinator collects your medical records, coordinates your appointments and answers your questions so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Often in CUP, the only evidence that someone has cancer is a single site where the cancerous cells have spread. This site in the body may be distant from the original location where the cancer cells first grew. To determine the source of the cancer, doctors take a sample of the cancer cells, called a biopsy. How the cells look under the microscope may help doctors find the primary site. This makes it easier for your doctor to suggest appropriate treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions About Head and Neck Cancer