If your GP or dentist thinks that your symptoms could be caused by cancer, or they are not sure what the problem is you will generally be referred to a specialist Ear, Nose and Throat clinic at your local hospital.
If your only symptom is a lump in your neck, you can get a rapid diagnosis at a one stop neck lump clinic. At this clinic the team will carry out an endoscopy, take a biopsy of the lump and carry out an x-ray.
For a general referral you are likely to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist surgeon.
Types of tests:
If tests have shown that you have a diagnosis of head and neck cancer, the team will arrange for further tests to establish the exact location and staging of the cancer so a treatment plan can be established. Depending on the complexity of the head and neck cancer you may be referred to a specialist head and neck unit.
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