Not all head and neck cancers cause symptoms. Some common signs and symptoms may include swelling, lumps or bumps in the affected area, changes to your voice, nose bleeds or unusual nasal discharge. Head and neck cancers can be detected through screening or scans, such as a CT scan. A biopsy of the affected area will be taken to confirm your diagnosis.
Treatment for head and neck cancers may involve surgery to remove a tumour, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug or immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells.
You and your loved ones will face both physical and psychological challenges while you are undergoing treatment for cancer. Ramsay Cancer Care provides a holistic and integrated service, to ensure that your needs are met at every step of your treatment and recovery.
During and after your treatment for a head & neck cancer, you may like to access support for: