Head & Neck Cancer

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is recognized as a leader in providing advanced cancer treatment. Read about some of our Head and Neck Oncology patients and their life-changing experiences. See all patient success stories.

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    Donald Upchurch

    A Cancer Journey in Photos and Video

    Donald Upchurch was treated for head and neck cancer at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Throughout his treatment, he and his wife, Darleen, chronicled the journey in pictures.

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    Louis Schwarz

    Surviving the Perfect Storm: A Journey of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

    Louis Schwarz refers to his experience with cancer as a "perfect storm." That compelling image - of a series of unlikely events coming together to produce a very powerful outcome - perfectly describes what led to his diagnosis and successful treatment for throat cancer.

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    Marsha Reichman

    Oral Cancer Patient says She Received "Fantastic Care" at the University of Maryland Medical Center

    In February of 1998, Marsha Reichman underwent a partial glossectomy for tongue cancer. Eight years later she is doing well and says "I am very grateful that I was recommended to Dr. Robert Ord and feel that is why I am still here. I think Dr. Ord is a phenomenal surgeon, and the best physician for..."

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    Michael Abramson

    Tonsil Cancer Survivor Credits Recovery to Expert Team Approach to Care

    It was quite a shock when I was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in October '09. What I thought was a swollen gland after coming down with the flu, turned out to be cancer that had spread to my lymph node...

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    Pat Tierney

    After four years of nagging throat and ear problems, Pat Tierney was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at the base of her tongue in 2008. She traveled from her home in Kentucky to several cancer centers around the country for opinions before deciding to be treated by Dr. William Regine in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore.