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Choosing a Cancer Care Team

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NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines In Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Head and Neck Cancers recommend that patients be managed not by an individual physician, but by an entire team comprised of specialists with an expertise in head and neck cancer.1Referenced with permission from The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Head and Neck Cancers V.2.2014. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc 2014. All rights reserved. Accessed June 18, 2014. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to www.NCCN.org. NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK®, NCCN®, NCCN GUIDELINES®, and all other NCCN Content are trademarks owned by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.

 You should consider the characteristics of physicians and/or health care facilities when selecting members of your cancer care team and/or treatment facility.

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The  hardest part for me was the beginning, between getting diagnosed and having the surgery. I felt much better once I picked the doctor and I was going to move forward.Jason S. (tonsil cancer survivor)

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1 Referenced with permission from The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Head and Neck Cancers V.2.2014. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc 2014. All rights reserved. Accessed June 18, 2014. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to www.NCCN.org. NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK®, NCCN®, NCCN GUIDELINES®, and all other NCCN Content are trademarks owned by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc.