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Head & Neck

Head and Neck are cancers of the mouth, throat and larynx (voice box) as well as other rarer cancers in the head and neck region.

Head and Neck cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the UK.

Opening Times: 09:00 – 16:30 Monday - Friday
Telephone: 01493 453146 (with answerphone). Text service is available upon request. MDT Coordinator - 01493 453401
Location: Office is located on Ward 8 / 22 corridor

Some of the most common head and neck cancers include:

  • mouth and oropharynx
  • voice box (larynx)
  • thyroid gland

With symptoms including:

  • A lump, swelling or sore in the mouth that does not heal within three weeks.
  • Persistent sore throat, pain on swallowing or changes in voice.
  • A lump on the neck.
  • Blocked nose and/or bloody discharge from the nose.

If you have any concerns, contact your dentist or GP.

 

The Team

Five women - including specialist nurses - who are part of our Head And Neck Team.

Some of our Head & Neck team, including our Specialist Nurses

 

The Head and Neck team comprises of differing specialties, specifically dedicated to the treatment of Head and Neck cancers, including Surgeons and Specialist Nurses. Additionally the Speech and Language Team (SALT) and Dieticians, based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) may also be involved in your care.

The team holds a weekly multi-disciplinary team meeting (MDT), where individual patient cases are discussed, with scans and biopsies being reviewed. Following this, patients are seen in clinic, within the Oral Health department at the NNUH on a Wednesday afternoon.

A key point of contact following diagnosis and throughout treatment are the Specialist Nursing Team. Their contact details will be provided at diagnosis.

 

Conditions Treated

  • Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Throat
  • Voice box
  • Nose
  • Sinuses
  • Middle Ear
  • Thyroid

Treatment type

Treatment for these types of cancer includes, Surgery, Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy all of which takes place at the NNUH, which is the central hub.

For patient support services please click on the images below...

Macmillan Cancer Support logo - with white writing on a green background

 

Macmillan Cancer Support Benefits And Financial Support

 

Cancer Research UK

British Association Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons logo

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust

Throat Cancer Foundation logo

Head And Neck Cancer What Happens Next Leaflet

Key staff

Consultant ENT Surgeons (JPUH)

Mr Mohamed Alfiky

Mr Basil Alomari

Consultant Oral Surgeons (JPUH)

Mr Richard James – (visiting Consultant)

Mr Evaladas Lukosevichus-Spooner

Mr David McAnerney

Ms Sharon Prince

Specialty Doctor

Dr Caroline Warminger

Consultant Plastic Surgeons (NNUH)

Mr Jon Clibbon

Mr Martin Heaton

Miss Monica Fawzy

Consultant Oncologist (NNUH)

Dr Tom Roques

Dr Dinos Geropantas

Dr Lakshmi Harihar

Specialist Nursing Team

Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nikki Szomjas

Head and Neck Sisters - Taryn Munday and Vanessa Wakeford

Head and Neck Assistant Practitioner - Julie Donaldson

Head and Neck MDT Coordinator - Tegan Murray