head and neck cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

Patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer may experience an array of functional and esthetic complications.


Head and neck cancer therapy may cause a vast array of functional and esthetic facial and oral complications, including malocclusion, difficulty speaking and eating, dry mouth, caries, and chronic numbness. All of our general dentists have special training or expertise in helping the patient preparation for head and neck cancer surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. We are also able to help in managing any of the common complications that may occur in the oral cavity as a result of undertaking such treatments.

Patient Education

  • The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program

    The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program focuses on improving the quality of life and well-being of Cancer Center patients, their families and friends through free wellness services such as acupuncture and yoga. These services help you take care of your whole self — mind, body and spirit.

  • Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Center

    The Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Center is a program that offers a range of support resources around the Cancer Center. The center has an ongoing mission to make support services, as well as respite and community-building areas, more accessible to patients and families throughout the Cancer Center.

  • The PACT Program

    The Marjorie E. Korff PACT program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center provides psycho-educational support for parents who are patients.


Contact Us

Mass General Dental Group – Boston

Suite 401165 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-1076
  • Fax: 617-724-6681

Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.

Mass General Dental Group – Danvers

Endicott Medical Offices
104 Endicott Street
Suite 101
Danvers, MA 01923

Phone: 978-882-6600
Fax: 978-882-6677

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Click here for directions to our Danvers dental center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.

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