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Head and Neck

Head and Neck

Head and neck cancers can affect any of the organs or tissues found within that area, including mouth, throat, nasal cavities, eyes and ears. 

The unit at Guy’s is one of the largest in the UK and the busiest in London making it the regional specialist centre for head and neck cancers and the only unit in the country to have a community head and neck team.  

Our world-renowned surgeons and oncologists carry out the most extensive range of procedures including:  

  • Robotic surgery
  • Sentinel node biopsies
  • Complex vascularised free tissue reconstruction
  • Computer aided design, featuring 3D printing 

Around two hundred major cases are treated every year.    

The team also work in partnership with the largest dental school in Europe so our team includes dedicated oral medicine experts and dental implant surgeons.  

Your support is important to us

Fundraising allows us to better treat and care for our patients and advance our research. Funds raised will go towards projects and equipment, such as the following: 

Diagnostic equipment appeal

The Head and Neck Cancer Unit is looking to fund diagnostic equipment, scanners that provide detailed views which allow the team to visualise difficult to reach parts at the back of the throat and larynx. This would greatly improve the turnaround time with regards to diagnosis, speeding up treatment and increasing success rates.  

These hi-tech ‘stacks’ can cost up to £80,000 each, every £10 helps.  

Monitoring equipment

Our wards need patient monitoring equipment for the side rooms to allow nurses to view patients who require closer monitoring but also need to be separated from the other patients due to infection risks.  This equipment would help make the ward more efficient and support our staff and patients.