At Miami Cancer Institute, our internationally recognized head and neck cancer specialists and subspecialists work together across numerous medical disciplines (known as a multidisciplinary approach) – medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pharmacology and more – to provide you with the most advanced, precise and personalized treatments available today – all under one roof and all conveniently located in South Florida.
Our expert multidisciplinary team designs an individualized treatment plan that is created to address your specific cancer and that helps ensure you receive the best care available anywhere.
Additionally, our dedicated Cancer Patient Support Center team works with each patient to tailor a personalized plan that may include nutritional advice, physical rehabilitation and pain management services and more. Your team of Institute specialists will work with you to determine which support services will best meet your individual needs.
The Institute also offers an innovative Patient Navigation Program that streamlines each patient’s care delivery, creating a smoother, more seamless care path while also enhancing a compassionate patient experience on the cancer journey. From helping you manage symptoms and understand treatment options to assisting caregivers and helping resolve insurance challenges, the Institute’s nurse navigators develop compassionate and consistent relationships with patients to help each patient at virtually every point of need.
With an emphasis on healing, recovery, wellness and disease prevention, Miami Cancer Institute’s Survivorship Program team is right there with you as you move into the next phase of your life.
Ringing of the bell
A bright silver bell hangs in the lobby of Miami Cancer Institute. The ringing of the bell signals the end of active treatment. This tradition was started by rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Irve Le Moyne, who was undergoing radiation for head and neck cancer. He planned to follow a Navy tradition of ringing a bell to signify “when the job was done.” Now nearly all facilities have a similar bell that patients can ring to mark the end of treatment.