head and neck cancer clinic
Head and neck cancer may affect any region of the upper aero-digestive tract as well as the salivary glands (parotid and submandibular gland), thyroid gland and neck glands. The upper aero-digestive tract includes the nasal cavity, sinuses, oral cavity pharynx, larynx and trachea.
The diagnosis, assessment and treatment of head and neck cancer requires considerable expertise and a multidisciplinary management approach by a specialist doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. St Vincent’s Hospital surgeons were pioneers in the comprehensive management of head and neck cancer and the head and neck clinic has developed enormous expertise and is one of the busiest and most experienced in the country.
The weekly clinic is attended by
- Head and neck surgeons
- Plastic surgeons
- Dental surgeons
- Radiation oncology and Medical oncology specialists
- Specialist head and neck radiologists
- Head and neck oncology nurses
- Speech therapists
- Social Workers
Every patient is reviewed by all members of the head and neck clinic team and treatment recommendations are formulated after considerable consultation and discussion.
The ENT, Head and Neck Surgeons that attend the head and neck clinic are: