WORLD HEAD AND NECK CANCER DAY 2020 

 

Head and neck carcinoma is on the rise and is now the fifth most common cancer worldwide. In New Zealand between 2000 and 2010, 1916 cases were diagnosed. This rate continues to increase with approximately 520 new cases every year. (Ministry of Health 2016)
 
Risk factors include smoking, alcohol, consumption, UV light exposure and trending upwards is the human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16.

To mark 2020 World Head and Neck Cancer day on July 27, the MercyAscot Head and Neck Service has pulled together a range of useful educational resource for you, including webinars; educational articles and e-learning modules to help you identify red flags for your patients and when to urgently refer on to specialist care.

You will also find key information for our unique one-stop diagnostic clinics and our innovative and integrated Head and Neck service offering a premium ‘patient first’ end-to-end service for your patients.

 

Head and Neck cancer webinars by Mr Rajan Patel and Dr Muammar Abu-Serriah

Rajan Patel 
Neck Lumps and Red Flags for Head and Neck Cancers

Interested in finding out more about neck lumps; thyroid lumps and oral ulcers? Just what are the typical presentations in head and neck cancers; red flags to look out for and when to refer urgently when assessing a patient with a neck lump?

 

 

 

 

Muammar Abu-Seriah
Management of First Aid Dental and Other Common Oral Conditions

Would you like to extend your knowledge on avulsed tooth, infected tooth and dry socket - what are some of the complications associated with these conditions requiring first aid dental? Watch this webinar to find tips and tricks on how to manage these conditions.

S:R e-learning course


Management of Thyroid Nodules
SR learning module (0.25 CME credits) 
Rajan Patel, Head & Neck surgeon.
You may complete this learning module for CME points by clicking the button below. 

 

 

 

 
 

Neck Lumps
SR learning module (0.25 CME credits) 
Rajan Patel, Head & Neck surgeon.
You may complete this learning module for CME points by clicking the button below.

MercyAscot Neck Lump Clinic – ‘Auckland’s speediest cancer clinic’

Ultrasound to diagnosis in an hour: Auckland's speediest cancer clinic

Patients at the MercyAscot Neck Lump clinic, delivered in partnership with Mercy Radiology go from ultrasound to diagnosis in less than an hour – saving time, money and worry. Click here to watch how this cancer clinic is helping patients.

View video  Like to know more about the Neck Lump Clinic?
 

 

MercyAscot Head and Neck service – a comprehensive service for Head and Neck disorders

 

The MercyAscot Head and Neck service is a multi-disciplinary service comprising a range of complementary medical and allied health specialties from Surgical; Specialist nursing and wound care; Dietitian; Speech and language therapy providing an end-to-end patient journey. Click here to find out more about our holistic wrap-around service.

 

Head and Neck cancer:  the role of the clinical nurse specialist and dietitian

MercyAscot runs a unique outpatient service for their head and neck cancer patients, incorporating nutritional expert advice alongside complex wound care to ensure the patient receives a holistic approach to recovery. Nurse Specialist Lou Tjauw and Dietitian Belinda Reeves describe how the service works.

 

 

 

 

Kim McLeod’s Head and Neck cancer recovery – a patient’s story

Kim McLeod, a past patient at the MercyAscot Neck Lump Clinic, talks about his journey with head and neck cancer and the importance of an early diagnosis for a better patient outcome.


 

One-stop diagnostic clinics for your patients with head and neck disorders.

Why choose one of our one-stop clinics?
Our clinics are designed with patients in mind. They provide streamlined services and care, eliminating delays in diagnosis by removing the need for multiple appointments.

 

NECK LUMP CLINIC

A streamlined diagnostic service for neck lumps

FACIAL FRACTURE CLINIC

A seamless service for all sub-acute traumatic nasal and facial injuries

Salivary Pathology Clinic

A multi-disciplinary team has expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with salivary gland disorders.

 

Meet the head and neck service team

Rajan Patel

Specialty: Head and Neck Surgery

Areas of expertise: Mouth and Skin Cancers|Neck and Facial Surgery|Otorhinolaryngology|Reconstructive Head|Thyroid and Neck Lumps

Mark Izzard

Specialty: Head and Neck Surgery

Areas of expertise: Mouth and Skin Cancers|Neck and Facial Surgery|Otorhinolaryngology|Reconstructive Head|Thyroid and Neck Lumps

Kevin Smith

Specialty: Head and Neck Surgery

Areas of expertise: Head and Neck Surgery|Mouth and Skin Cancers|Otorhinolaryngology|Salivary Gland Pathology|Thyroid and Neck Lumps

Muammar Abu-Serriah

Specialty: Head and Neck Surgery

Areas of expertise: Head and Neck Surgery|Microsurgical Reconstructive Surgery|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Kim Gear

Specialty: Oral Medicine

Areas of expertise: Diagnosis of premalignant & malignant conditions of the mouth|Dry mouth & salivary gland disorders|Halitosis|Oral presentations of systemic disease infectious diseases of the mouth|Oral ulceration|Salivary Gland Pathology

Belinda Reeves

Specialty: Dietitian

Lou Tjauw

Specialty: Nurse Specialist Surgical Oncology