Head and Neck Cancer Program staff value each patient’s quality of life as much as they strive to successfully treat the condition. We want patients to do more than just survive the cancer. We want them to thrive after cancer, and we want to make sure they have outstanding resources for all aspects of treatment and healing. Just a few of these resources include:

  • Pretreatment counseling 
  • Journey to Wellness Support Group — People affected by a head and neck or other cancer diagnosis, as well as their spouses, family members, significant others and caregivers are welcome to attend our monthly support group to share information and experiences, as well as receive encouragement and support. This monthly support group offers periodic speakers and is also intended as an open forum. Visit our calendar or call 414-777-7700 for more information.
  • Jeffrey C. Siegel Quality of Life Center, offering patients and family members dealing with cancer a variety of services onsite, such as the following:
    • Psych-oncology 
    • Registered dietitians 
    • Complementary (non-traditional) medicine, such as Reiki and acupuncture 
    • Social workers 
    • Financial counselors 
    • Survivorship programs 
    • Chaplains 
    • Art therapists 
    • Music therapists 
    • Patient resource library 
    • Smoking cessation
  • Reflections in a Head Mirror, a blog by Dr. Bruce Campbell with insights and stories to inform and inspire cancer patients and their families 
  • Small Stones Wellness Center, supporting patient healing by enhancing appearance, promoting relaxation, boosting self-esteem and providing resources for wellness 
  • Rehabilitation services, provided by physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians and physical, occupational, speech and swallow therapists 
  • Oral and dental implants and prosthetics 
  • Cancer Genetics Screening Program, providing counseling and testing to those with increased cancer risk due to personal history, family history or an underlying condition 
  • Child Life Services, with experts to help educate, prepare and support children during an adult’s hospitalization and treatment 
  • Palliative Care Program, the first program of its kind in Wisconsin, aims to improve end-of-life care for patients and families through clinical care, education and support 
  • Clinical Cancer Center Pharmacy, located on the second level 
  • 87th Street Bistro, offering natural and organic menu options 
  • Cancer Rehabilitation Gym 
  • On the Move, a walking program for our cancer patients, which your nurse can tell you all about

Additional Resources

Patient education is an important part of our overall philosophy. In addition to our own internal resources and patient education efforts, other resources that may be helpful include:

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Support for People with Oral & Head & Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)

Web Whispers — An online laryngectomy support group

The Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association

Medical College of Wisconsin:
Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences

American Head and Neck Society

Virtual Visits Are Available

Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.

Cancer and the COVID-19 Vaccine

There is currently no data that suggests current or former cancer patients should avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Cancer can weaken your immune system, so we recommend that most patients get the vaccine as soon as possible. 

Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Froedtert Hospital is nationally ranked in three adult specialties by U.S. News & World Report, including ear, nose and throat. Froedtert Hospital is also recognized as high performing in four adult specialties and 15 procedures and conditions.