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A new vehicle for the management of head and neck cancer has been formed through the auspices of GenesisCare. A group of surgeons from multiple disciplines who are heavily involved in the management of head and neck cancer at the Royal Brisbane Hospital have grouped together with experts in the field of head and neck radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and Allied Health to form a consultative group known as the Queensland Private Head and Neck Cancer Clinic.

Tonsils. The terrible two. Tonsils. For two small organs, they can cause no shortage of misery for paediatric and adult patients alike.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the world, there has been increased media focus on early symptoms or signs which could act as a clue that a person may have contracted the virus, so as to trigger early isolation, and hopefully limit the spread of this devastating virus.

The latest American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines have provided an update in the recommendations for the investigation and management of thyroid malignancy. The key changes include a de-escalation of surgery and reduced role of radioactive iodine.

Management of a neck lump is something many GPs will regularly face. It is important to be able to triage patients and identify those who may need urgent specialist management.

A patient suffering from OSA stops breathing for short periods of time during sleep, which creates arousals, affecting their ability to spend sufficient time in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep and ultimately reducing the patient’s quality of rest.

The prevalence of skin cancer in Australia is well known. Less commonly known, is that northern states, such as Queensland, have rates of non-melanomatous skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma) that are several multiples greater than our southern cousins. The burden of this disease is greatest in the rural areas where occupational and lifestyle exposure are even greater than our outdoors way of life in Brisbane.

In this video ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon, Dr Thomas Slaughter explains what is involved in the procedure and how children can benefit afterwards.