Northland DHB Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
Public Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Cancers
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.
You will be assessed in the clinic before decisions on management are made. You may have to go to Auckland for some of these treatments.
The main organs and sites that these cancers involve include:
-floor of mouth cancer
Lumps in the neck may be the first sign that a patient has a head and neck cancer.