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When you are diagnosed with cancer in the head or neck area, you will want to know what happens next. At the Henry Ford Cancer Institute (HFCI), our head and neck cancer team is here for you every step of the way – through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
We offer the most advanced, effective treatments available, including minimally invasive surgery that preserves the delicate region of the head and neck. Read our patient stories to learn about how patients have survived and thrived after treatment at Henry Ford.
To offer the best care for your individual needs, we take a team approach to cancer treatment at Henry Ford. At our center, you will find:
At your first appointment, called the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic, you will meet your entire care team. In this collaborative setting, we will explain your diagnosis and treatment plan and answer your questions.
We encourage you to bring a family member, friend or another caregiver with you to this appointment. At the clinic appointment, you will:
Before we begin your treatment, we will evaluate you thoroughly at our pre-treatment clinic. This clinic brings together several specialists to understand your current condition and your needs through the treatment process.
After this visit, we will be able to guide you to all of the right care for your cancer, to help you get back to your normal lifestyle. The visit includes:
The Henry Ford head and neck cancer team cares about you, before, during and after treatment. Thanks to input from our patient advisory council, we have developed a post-treatment clinic to provide formal evaluation after you finish your treatment.
About a month after treatment, you will meet with our team for a comprehensive follow-up visit. Depending on your individual needs, this appointment may include:
** Check with your insurance carrier for coverage limitations.
If you can't find a date/time that works for you please call the provider’s office. Not all appointment types at all locations are available online.
Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email CommunicationAccess@hfhs.org.