Head and neck cancers are a group of malignancies affecting soft tissue and bony structures of the face, head and neck. The location of these tumours is important because they are frequently difficult to examine and specialised techniques and equipment are required.
Treatment protocols differ greatly based on the site and stage of the particular head and neck cancer.
It is important to note that not all ENT surgeons and general surgeons are head and neck trained, and this specialty usually requires training beyond that of most basic surgical training programs. The occasional surgeon in this complex region has much higher complication rates than those who perform these procedures regularly.
Our Head and Neck Surgeons, have extensive international training and a large experience in managing all aspects of E.N.T and Head and Neck Surgery including reconstruction. We utilise state of the art monitoring and reconstructive techniques where possible to ensure excellent functional and cosmetic results after major surgery.
Our surgeons are involved in regular multidisciplinary team meetings in private and public hospitals where individual patients are discussed. These meetings help us deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients based on scientific evidence.
Apart from most thyroid cancers these tumours tend to be aggressive and may require radical and often multimodal treatment. The main organs and sites that these cancers involve include:
- Skin Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- tongue cancer
- floor of mouth cancer
- palate cancer
- nasopharyngeal cancer
- oropharyngeal cancer
- hypopharyngeal cancer
- laryngeal cancer
- Nasal Cavity/Sinuses
Nodal metastases in the neck may be the first sign that a patient has a head and neck cancer