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
Online sources of information and advice
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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