Urgent Head and Neck Cancer
During Covid 19 Level 4 Alert Dr John Chaplin remains available for assessment and management of urgent Head and Neck Cancer patients.
If you are a patient or GP with a patient with a high suspicion of cancer call either (09) 6311948
or (027) 2970971 to discuss .
Patients will be seen and treated during Covid 19 level 4 alert if there is a risk that their head and neck cancer will progress in the next 4-6 weeks if not treated.
A detailed list of conditions is not provided but principles are as follows:
–Neck masses suspicious for cancer
-Obvious oral or pharyngeal tumours
-Rapidly progressing thyroid masses
-Hyperparathyroidism with calcium>3
-Melanoma or high risk skin cancer