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Head and neck cancer (tumours developing in the tissues and organs of the head and neck) includes cancers of the nasal cavity and sinuses, the pharyngeal area, the mouth, voice box and oesophagus. The Head and Neck cancer team also treats cancers of the thyroid and non-melanoma skin cancer of the head and neck.

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers a comprehensive diagnostic service including a full range of specialist endoscopic services, biopsy and Fine Needle Aspiration. The Rapid Access Service means that patients receive many of these diagnostic tests in one visit.

To further aid diagnosis, the Radiology Department provides a comprehensive imaging service (including MRI, CT and ultrasound technologies) whilst the Pathology service provides expert analysis of blood, cells and tissues.