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Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers are a group of malignancies affecting soft tissue and bony structures of the face, head and neck. The sites and subsites of these tumours are 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. Apart from thyroid cancers, these tumours tend to be aggressive and require radical and often multimodal treatment. The main organs and sites that these cancers involve include:
Skin
Thyroid
Mouth
-tongue cancer
-floor of mouth cancer
-palate cancer
Pharynx
-nasopharyngeal cancer
-oropharyngeal cancer
-hypopharyngeal cancer
Larynx
-laryngeal cancer
Nasal Cavity
/Sinuses
Neck
Nodal metastases in the neck may be the first sign that a patient has a head and neck cancer.

Location Information

Contact Details

Phone (09) 367 0000

Patient enquiries:  (09) 375 4300

Known extension/pager:  (09) 307 4949

Admission & Planning Unit:  Ext 24210 / 23225 | Fax: (09) 375 7038

Acute Referrals Service:  (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 |Fax: (09) 307 2858

Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries: (09) 638 0400

Mental Health Services

24 Hour Crisis Line:  0800 800717

GP / External Specialist Help Desk: (09) 307 2800

Street Address

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

Private Bag 92 024
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142

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