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Common questions about ear, nose and throat cancer

The ENT Laser Surgery specialises in head cancer, neck cancer and throat cancer treatment. We recommend patients seek consultation as quickly as possible should early symptoms of cancer occur. Use this page to understand more about symptoms of head and neck cancer, and understand laser treatments for cancer offered by the Mike Dilkes ENT Laser Surgery. Also see our Cancers FAQs page.

  • Are allergy tests accurate?
    Yes - blood tests for specific antibodies and individual allergy skin prick tests are very accurate.
  • How much do allergy tests cost?
    The costs vary. We test for 26 of the most common food and inhaled allergens, along with latex and bee venom, are tested, with results available in 48 hours – then emailed to patients. This test costs £200, which is markedly less than prices from pathology labs, which are around £25 – 30 per allergen – sometimes over £600. You can see a full list of our prices at
  • Are allergy tests reliable?
    Blood tests very reliable. Skin prick can vary depending on the allergic status of the patient that day.
  • Are allergy tests covered by insurance?
    Yes, usually they are. However it is always worth checking with your insurer.
  • Are allergy tests painful?
    No. For allergy blood tests, a small needle is used as just a small amount of blood is needed. Skin prick tests are very light touch and patients rarely experience pain at all.
  • How are allergy tests done?
    Allergy tests are done through a combination of blood tests and skin prick tests.
  • Are food allergy tests accurate?
    Yes, they are. In the same way that test for aero allergens like pollen etc are also accurate.
  • Can allergy tests be wrong?
    Allergy test could be open for interpretaion as they can cross react - which is why blood tests need interpreting by an expert. As such the test are not wrong though.
  • Can allergy tests be done on babies?
    Yes, skin prick tests are easy to perform on a baby. Blood tests can be more of a challenge.
  • Can allergy tests make you sick?
    No. Skin prick tests can make your arm a bit itchy though.
  • Can allergy testing cause a fever?
  • Are allergy rashes itchy ?
  • Can allergy make you tired?
    Yes - as allergy affects your ability to sleep properly.
  • Are allergic reactions dangerous ?
    Yes, they can be. If concerned you should seek medical advice.
  • Are allergic reactions instant ?
    Yes - in many cases allergic reactions occur pretty much instantly.
  • Are allergic reactions hereditary? Yes allergy is often a genetic disease
    Yes - allergy is often a genetic disease.
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Cancer Treatment Fees

Treatment of cancer can be highly personalised. Typical examples of cancer surgery fees are: 

  • Neck dissection radical/modified: £6100

  • Holmium-YAG laser of throat cancer; Carbon Dioxide laser of larynx cancer: £3500

We work with all the major insurers.


Mike Dilkes ENT Lazer Surgery specialises in cancer treatment
ENT Cancer FAQs

For short form answers to the common cancer questions below please see our ENT Cancers FAQ page:

  • Can head cancer be cured?

  • Can head trauma cause cancer?

  • Can head cyst be cancerous?

  • Can head and neck cancer spread to lungs?

  • Can head lice cause cancer?

  • Can headphones cause cancer?

  • Can head and neck cancer kill you?

  • Can head and neck cancer spread?

  • Can head and neck cancer spread to bones?

  • Can head pain cause cancer?

  • Do head ct scans cause cancer?

  • Are neck cancer lumps painful?

  • Are neck tumors cancerous?

  • Are lumps in neck cancer?

  • Are neck lymph nodes cancerous?

  • Can neck cancer be cured?

  • Can neck cancer cause headaches?

  • Can neck cancer spread to the brain?

  • Can neck cancer come back?

  • Can neck cancer spread to lungs?

  • How do you get neck cancer?

  • Can neck pain be cancer?

  • Do neck cancer lumps move?

  • Are throat cancer and oesophageal cancer the same?

  • Are throat cancer lumps painful?

  • Are throat cancer symptoms constant?

  • Are throat cancers common?

  • Are throat cancer serious?

  • What are throat cancer symptoms?

  • Are throat polyps cancerous?

  • What are throat cancer survival rates?

Cancer Treatments
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