Head and neck cancer
We will provide personalised care and support during your diagnosis and treatment. Charles is fellowship trained in head and neck cancer surgery and offers a rapid diagnostic service.
Head and neck cancer can present with a lump in the neck, voice changes, an ulcer or lump in the mouth, bleeding from the mouth or throat, difficulty swallowing or persistent pain in the ear. Cancer of the head and neck is very treatable, with the treatments being much more successful with earlier diagnosis.
Lumps or ulcers in the mouth or throat may need a biopsy (small specimen taken) if they fail to resolve within a couple of weeks. A thorough inspection
Skin cancers are common in Australia and are related to ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. The vast majority of small cancers are easy to remove with surgery but advanced cases involving the lymph nodes or cranial nerves require more extensive treatment. The three most common types are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma (previously known as rodent ulcer) and melanoma. Persistent skin ulcers or abnormal pigmentations may indicate a suspicious process; a biopsy will make the diagnosis. Depending on the type of skin cancer, treatment will usually be surgical, possibly with radiotherapy or chemotherapy for advanced disease.