About this service

Head and neck cancers team

The team who will care for you at Colchester Hospital includes:

  • Cancer and ENT consultants
  • nurse specialists
  • speech and language therapists
  • dieticians


Online sources of information and advice

NHS website

Macmillan website

The Macmillan website has useful information about the different kinds of head and neck cancers, the tests, how tumours are graded and the treatment options.


Contact details for the teams at Colchester Hospital

Radiotherapy team 01206 745 308

Chemotherapy Unit 01206 747 474 and ask for the Collingwood Centre


Support is available

Colchester Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
An informal gathering quarterly throughout the year. An opportunity to chat to other patients, their friends and relatives before and after treatment to share experiences, tips and provide support to one another.

Cancer wellbeing centre
You can contact or visit our Cancer Wellbeing Centre, onsite at Colchester Hospital. A relaxed environment which provides various services before, during and after your treatment.

Financial advice and support
Patients who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis may be able to apply for a Macmillan Grant to support with household or travel costs.

Some patients who are palliative may be eligible for a DS1500 payment, your clinician can advise if you fit the criteria.

All patients who have a diagnosis of cancer are entitled to free prescriptions.



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