Top tips in Head & Neck Cancer
  1. A feeling of lump in throat is not a symptom of head and neck cancer.
  2. Intermittent hoarse voice is not a symptom of head and neck cancer – it needs to be constant.
  3. Tinnitus / blocked ears should never be referred on a 2 week wait.
  4. An intra-oral lump that fluctuates in size is unlikely to be a cancer.
  5. A soft, smooth surface, less than 1cm intra-oral lump is unlikely to be a cancer.
  6. A lesion bilaterally intra-oral is unlikely to be a cancer.
  7. Ulcers that come and go are not cancerous.
  8. Thyroid lumps should be referred to Neck Lump Clinic for USS and FNA.

Please follow the resource link below to the 2ww suspected Head and Neck cancer referral form.

2ww Patient Leaflet Ordering

If you would like to order copies of the GCCG 2WW Patient Leaflet, please email your request to glccg.cpgleaflet@nhs.net or alternatively contact the Cancer Clinical Programmes Team via reception on 0300 421 1500.

Palliative Care - Top Tips - GHNHSFT

Please follow the resource link below to the End of Life section for GHNHSFT's top tips for palliative care.

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