5. Follow the experts
Head and neck oncology is its own field of medicine. There are cancer doctors from various specialties, as well as other professionals and paraprofessionals specifically trained and dedicated to diagnose and treat patients with head and cancer as well as manage their post-treatment rehabilitation. Find a treatment team you are most comfortable with.
Douglas Frank, MD, is the director of surgical oncology of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute, as well as associate chair of the Department of Otolaryngology and chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His work has garnered several prestigious awards, including a Presidential Citation from the American Head and Neck Society, the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery Basic Science Research Award, and the American Head and Neck Society Clinical Science Research Award.