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Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer is a relatively uncommon type of cancer. However, there are more than 30 areas within the head and neck where cancer can develop, including the lips and mouth (oral cavity), larynx (voice box), nose and sinuses, pharynx (throat), salivary glands and nasopharynx (the area at the back of the nose and mouth).

We provide the best possible care for patients who are diagnosed with head and neck malignancies. We provide support, information, counselling and education to you and your relatives and carers throughout treatment.

A cancer diagnosis has a great impact on patients and carers, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of care for all our patients at every stage in their pathway.

What we do

The head and neck cancer team provide a diagnostic and treatment service for patients with suspected or confirmed head and neck cancer after referral from your GP or another healthcare professional.

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Treatment options will be discussed with you by one of our team but could include:

  • surgery
  • radiotherapy
  • chemotherapy

  • Consultants
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Cancer Support Worker