Head and neck cancers comprise 3–5% of all cancers. These include cancers of the oral cavity, nasal cavity, throat, the voice box, and trachea. Other cancers involving the head and neck region are thyroid cancer and salivary gland cancers. These cancers are aggressive and require prompt multidisciplinary and skilled treatment. Unfortunately, many do not receive the care needed as dedicated head and neck cancer centers are not ubiquitous. In fact, there are only a hand full of these types of comprehensive centers in the entire state of Texas.

Dr. Masoud Saman

As the Medical Director of the Center for Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano, Dr. Masoud Saman ensures that every patients receives the most comprehensive care through expert participation of medical and radiation oncologists, dental colleagues, speech and swallow pathologists, and many other specialists. It is only through this collaborative effort that optimal outcomes are guaranteed. As both a cancer surgeon and a plastic surgeon of the head and neck region, Dr. Saman not only removes tumors, but also provides aesthetic and functional reconstruction so his patients can have the highest possible quality of life.

“Currently, many head and neck cancer patients are being turned away due to either financial/socioeconomic reasons, or due to that fact that skill surgical care is not available. This is not fair to our patients as every life is worth the highest level of care that we are committed to providing,” says Dr. Saman.

Meet Dr. Saman at the grand opening of the Saman Center for Facial Plastic Surgery Wednesday, January 27 from 4–6:30 p.m. Learn more about his goals to provide top-notch comprehensive head and neck oncologic and reconstructive care for the North Texas community.

What: Saman Center for Facial Plastic Surgery grand opening

When: Wednesday, January 27 from 4–6:30 p.m.

Who: This event is intended for healthcare professionals of any medical field in the community and others touched by head and neck cancer care.

Where: Saman Center for Facial Plastic Surgery 2317 Coit Rd., Suite A Plano, TX 75075

RSVP: http://evite.me/8UGPFHhrNF

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Brit Mott

Brit is a Leadership Plano Class 25 graduate and Leadership Frisco Class 10 graduate. She received her Master’s in Journalism from the University of North Texas and her Bachelor’s in Mass Communication...