Overview

Head and Neck Cancer Care in the Western Suburbs

Head and Neck Cancer Care at Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville and Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor includes the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, as well as swallowing and speech problems.

Our Program

Northwestern Medicine provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with benign or malignant (cancerous) tumors of the face, head and neck. Head and neck cancers often affect swallowing, speech, hearing and can have major impact on a person’s quality of life.

We value building relationships with our patients and delivering individualized care based on each patient’s unique needs. Head and neck cancers often affect swallowing, speech, hearing and can have major impact on a person’s quality of life. Head and neck cancer can affect:

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Northwestern Medicine offers minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, focused radiation techniques including image-guided radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and proton therapy* all of which are designed to attack the cancer while minimizing damage to normal tissues.

We make every effort to ensure that the details of each patient's cancer, medical conditions and social background are considered by the team of physicians and staff to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that fully meets the needs of the patient and the family.

Our team includes specialists across many medical disciplines, working collaboratively to bring leading-edge care to our patients. Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • ENT surgeons
  • Fellowship- trained head and neck surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Oral surgeons
  • Speech and swallowing pathologists
  • Neuro-radiologists
  • Maxillofacial surgeons
  • Physical therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Pathologists

Our team is recognized by patients and their families for our extraordinary dedication to helping patients maintain the best possible quality of life, including speech and swallowing functions, during and after treatment.

Support Services

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, part of Northwestern Medicine, can be a vital component of your treatment and recovery. LivingWell serves as a gathering place providing comfort and community to anyone experiencing the effects of cancer. The LivingWell staff works to ensure that you and your family feel less isolated, better informed, more hopeful and empowered to take on the challenge of facing cancer.

Learn more about cancer support services in the western suburbs.

Make An Appointment

Appointments are available through referral by your primary care physician. Call us at 630.933.4950 for more information about appointments. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.

Legal Information
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The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.