ENT CANCER FAQs

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.

ENT Cancers: frequently asked questions

Can head cancer be cured?


Yes, if caught early there is a 95% chance of cure




Can head trauma cause cancer?


No.




Can head cyst be cancerous?


Not usually.




Can head and neck cancer spread to lungs?


Yes - it is one of the commonest ways of spreading.




Can head lice cause cancer?


No.




Can headphones cause cancer?


No.




Can head and neck cancer kill you?


Yes - very much so.




Can head and neck cancer spread?


Yes, usually to the glands of the neck, or chest




Can head and neck cancer spread to bones?


Yes - but rarely.




Can head pain cause cancer?


No, but it can be a sign of cancer. Get it checked out.




Do head CT scans cause cancer?





Are neck cancer lumps painful?


Often they are, but not always.




Are neck tumours cancerous?


About 20% are cancerous




Are lumps in neck cancer?


About 20% are cancerous.




Can neck cancer be cured?


Yes - if caught early.




Are neck lymph nodes cancerous?


About 20% are cancerous.




Can neck cancer spread to the brain?





Can neck cancer spread to lungs?


Yes, one of the commonest ways of spreading




How do you get neck cancer?


Usually a spread from mouth or throat cancer.




Can neck pain be cancer?


Yes.




Do neck cancer lumps move?





Are throat cancer and oesophageal cancer the same?


No.




Are throat cancer lumps painful?


Usually but not always.




Are throat cancer symptoms constant?


Usually but not always.




Are throat cancers common?





Are throat cancers serious?


Yes.




What are throat cancer symptoms?





Are throat polyps cancerous?


They can be.




What are throat cancer survival rates?


Depends on where and what they are. Anaplastic thyroid cancer almost nobody survives, early larynx cancer almost everybody survives





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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.

 

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?
     

 
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Mike Dilkes ENT Laser Surgery is a leading ENT surgery based in London. We specialise in laser surgery for treatment of a range of Ear, Nose & Throat issues including tonsillitis, tonsil stones, snoring, sleep apnoea, cancers, catarrh and allergies. Typical treatments include laser tonsillectomy, tonsillotomy, palatoplasty, septoplasty, turbinoplasty, turbinectomy, uvulectomy and turbinectomy. Principal Mike Dilkes is a leading ENT surgeon, with over 20 years of consultancy experience and around 5,000 ENT operations and procedures.