When your doctor suspects oral cancer or precancer, the very first decision you make may determine your future wellbeing. We have one goal: to defeat your oral precancer or cancer.
Here's why we think NYU Oral Cancer Center is the best place for your diagnosis and treatment.
Your Care Team
We understand that oral cancer affects all aspects of your life. To support you in mind, body and spirit, we create a personalized Care Team that puts your needs first. Your Care Team will consist of a specialized group of clinicians that may include head and neck oncologic surgeons, plastic surgeons and dentists as well experts in pain management, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, psychology, nutrition, speech and swallowing therapy, rehabilitation and spiritual support. They will guide you every step of the way from initial consultation and diagnosis through to surgery and rehabilitation. Meet the experts on our Care Team.
Our team includes world leaders in clinical trials and research studies. You may be a suitable candidate to volunteer for a research trial that forges a new prevention, detection or treatment approach for oral cancer and may be among the first to benefit from an innovative treatment approach.
Our clinical research focuses on
– Early cancer detection
– Clinical applications of research
– Treatment protocols
– Pain management
Innovative Pain Management
Pain is individual and subjective. We believe controlling pain is critical to the healing process and also essential for maintaining quality of life. Research shows that pain levels may be swayed by your age, emotions and perception, pain threshold, and degree of tiredness as well as psychological and social factors. Our pain specialists take all these factors and more into consideration when determining the best approach for your pain management. And they also tap the latest pain management research to provide cutting-edge pain relief. Read more about pain research and our Cancer Pain Laboratory.
Knowledge is Power
Learning is a big part of an oral cancer diagnosis at NYU Oral Cancer Center. It is our job to educate you. We'll discuss types of oral cancer, treatment plans, medications, timelines and subspecialists. And we want you to know about oral cancer prevention and detection techniques so you can tell your friends and family. Your knowledge might save them from a cancer diagnosis. With this new, specialized knowledge you have a big say in how we go about eradicating your oral cancer. Your opinion counts. We listen as well as heal. A diagnosis of oral cancer means tough decisions must be made quickly. We're here to guide you, educate you, and treat you.
Coming to NYU Oral Cancer Center may be the best decision of your life.