Head and neck cancer (Dorset)
Head and neck cancer can occur in over
30 different places in the head and neck.
This type of cancer can include cancers of the mouth and
lips, throat and voicebox and in other areas such your nose,
ears and sinuses.
The hospital has a head and neck cancer
multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members of which have a
specialist interest in the diagnosis, treatment and management of
people with head and neck cancers.
Our multidisciplinary team is made up of an experienced and
specialised group of professionals who meet regualrly to discuss
and monitor every patient diagnosed with head and neck cancer.
The discussion is centred around diagnosis and treatment or best
supportive care options. The MDT meetings offer a forum for the
team members to plan an agreed programme of treatment specific to
individual patient needs. This approach ensures that all necessary
investigations are carried out as quickly as possible. Treatment
options are then discussed with the patient and their family and
started without delay.
Mouth Cancer Foundation - www.mouthcancerfoundation.org/
Macmillian Cancer Support - http://www.macmillan.org.uk/
Cancer Research UK – www.cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/
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