Information for professionals

General Medical and Dental Practitioners are often the first people to be consulted by patients with head and neck cancer. This section of our website seeks to assist general practitioners in deciding what constitiutes an urgent referrral and gives information about head and neck cancer and the urgent referral of patients to the unit. Use the links on the left to find the information you need.

We hope to produce an on-line decision making algorithm in due course to help practitioners to discriminate between common benign conditions and more serious oral presentations.

Quality of Life data from the Regional Head & Neck Unit

Please try our on-line searchable Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL)database. We have compiled over 800 individual questionnaires completed by our patients over the last 10 years to allow users to perform a customisable search to help predict what their quality of life might be like after surgery plus/minus radiotherapy for a number of tumour sites and a number of different operations.

Click here to search our QOL data

Click here to see some clinical images of oral cancer