The clinics and departments work closely together on an interdisciplinary basis at the Head, Neck and Eye Cancer Center. The therapy is individually tailored to the patient. The attending doctors are guided by the current state-of-the-art in medicine: The latest research findings are quickly implemented and new drugs can be accessed quickly. Thanks to our many years of cooperation, we have in-depth experience. Routine processes enable rapid diagnosis and treatment.

Tumors in the area of the head, neck and eyes can cause a variety of symptoms. If they occur and do not resolve within a few days, the following symptoms should be further investigated by a specialist:

  • Changes in the mucous membrane of the mouth, tongue, gums, mucous membrane of the cheek, palate, pharynx, tonsils or root of the tongue
  • Burning
  • Pain when chewing and swallowing
  • Pain radiating into the ear
  • Lockjaw
  • Restricted tongue movement
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Bloody secretion

  • Hoarseness
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Cough irritation
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Swallowing pain
  • Burning
  • Trouble breathing

 

  • Painful or painless swelling
  • Swallowing disorders and pain

  • Swelling and pain
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • Swelling in front of the ear, lower jaw or under the tongue

  • Impaired nasal breathing
  • Bloody nasal secretion or nosebleeds
  • Reduced feeing of the facial skin
  • Restricted movement of the eyes or double vision
  • Newly developed swelling or asymmetry of the face

 

  • Impaired vision
  • Restricted movement
  • Double vision
  • Pain
  • Swelling

 

  • Bloody secretion
  • Pain
  • Facial nerve weakness
  • Rare hearing loss

 

  • Changes in the skin
  • Swelling
  • Ulceration
  • New pigmentation
  • Localized crust formation and bleeding
  • Pain
  • Wetness of the abnormal change

 

All diseases affecting the throat, nose and ears are examined at the ENT Outpatient Clinic. If necessary, ultrasound examinations are carried out. You can arrange an appointment directly or have your family doctor refer you.

Patient Services
Petersgraben 4
4031 Basel
Tel. +41 61 265 41 01

All diseases of the mouth, jaw and face are examined in the Outpatient Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. If necessary, X-ray examinations are carried out and further diagnostic steps are initiated.

Registration/Service Point
Spitalstrasse 21
4031 Basel
Tel. +41 61 265 70 70

Depending on the severity of the tumor, reconstructive measures may be necessary. Physicians from the Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, as well as from the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic are available to advise you and perform your surgery.

Registration/Service Point
Spitalstrasse 21
4031 Basel
Tel. +41 61 265 73 00

All eye diseases are examined at the Eye Clinic, which is located on Mittlere Strasse.

Patient Services
Mittlere Strasse 91
4031 Basel
Tel. +41 61 265 86 90

All findings are discussed at the weekly interdisciplinary cancer conference and treatment recommendations are made, which are then discussed with those affected and their family. In doing so, we attach great importance to providing detailed and comprehensible information about the benefits and risks of the respective therapy and any alternatives. Once the patient has given their consent, therapy is initiated immediately. 

The aim of the surgery is to completely remove the malignant tumor while preserving organ function and aesthetics. Depending on the extent, a reconstruction may be necessary. State-of-the-art reconstruction techniques and procedures are used for this purpose. In such cases, professionals from several disciplines at the Center are involved in the surgery. This guarantees optimum treatment and shortens the surgical time when used in parallel.

 

If surgery or the preservation of organ functions is not possible, radiotherapy or combined radio- and chemotherapy is used. State-of-the-art equipment and radiation techniques are used to significantly reduce undesirable side effects.

 

Chemotherapy may be useful in various situations. For example, it can be used before surgery or combined with radiotherapy to improve its effect. Immunotherapy has also been used for some time. Depending on which medication is used, the therapy is carried out in an inpatient or outpatient setting.

In addition to medical therapy, the Head, Neck and Eye Cancer Center offers targeted psycho-oncology care. In the form of counseling, we help you regain your emotional balance, security and orientation and deal better with your worries and fears. You can take advantage of this support both during your inpatient stay and during your subsequent outpatient care.


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Our nursing care at the Head, Neck and Eye Cancer Center focuses on the following areas:

 

  • Support in the event of illness-related restrictions when eating or breathing
  • Close cooperation with speech and swallowing therapists from Speech Therapy
  • Dealing with changes in appearance
  • Training of patients and relatives in tube nutrition and tracheostomy cannulas
  • Close involvement of family members in further at-home care
  • Outpatient follow-up care during follow-up consultations

 

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Once treatment is completed, patients continue to receive regular follow-up checks over a period of at least five years as part of our interdisciplinary cancer follow-up care. If desired, this can also be done alternately with our referring specialist colleagues. Follow-up care is organized by a team of experienced nurses and doctors. If you have any questions or problems, you can also contact us outside of consultation hours.

 

Administrative Office
Head, Neck and Eye Cancer Center
Tel. +41 61 265 39 07 

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Administrative Office
Head, Neck and Eye Cancer Center
Petersgraben 4
CH-4031 Basel



Tel. +41 61 265 39 07
khatz@usb.ch

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Dr. Valentin Herber

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