Head and Neck Conditions

In adult patients, neck lumps, and dysfunction of voice and swallow require early review to exclude serious disease. If you have one of these symptoms, your general practitioner may refer you to an Evolve ENT surgeon for an urgent appointment. While benign processes, such as lymph nodes responding to infection In the head or neck, can present with neck lumps, it is essential that patients undergo a careful examination – including a flexible endoscopy which is performed painlessly in clinic under local anaesthetic – to evaluate all of the skin and inner linings of the head and neck.

For patients with malignant (cancerous) disease, our Evolve ENT surgeons work closely with Sunshine Coast and Brisbane cancer specialists to co-ordinate care where required. Often, surgical treatment of Head and Neck cancers can take place close to home, under the care of Evolve’s sub-specialist Head and Neck Cancer / Thyroid surgeon. Occasionally, follow-up treatment may require radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Where Brisbane-based treatment is also indicated, Evolve’s team of surgeons and nurses will help you co-ordinate your care so you are well supported throughout your journey.

Head and Neck Specialist Surgeon feeling a lump on a female patient's neck
Head and Neck Cancer Help
Head and Neck Cancer Help

If you are an Evolve Head and Neck patient experiencing an urgent or worrying change to your condition inside business hours please call: 07 5343 3089

If you are an Evolve Head and Neck patient experiencing an urgent or worrying change to your condition outside business hours, please present to your nearest emergency department or call Emergency Services on 000

If you are an Evolve Head and Neck patient, or are a GP calling on behalf of a patient, and require help with understanding your appointments on the Sunshine Coast or in Brisbane, please contact: 07 5343 3089

If you are an Evolve Head and Neck patient currently under Shared Care with Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) ENT Department, Radiation Oncology Department or Medical Oncology Department, useful contact details include:

Sunshine Coast University Hospital – Main Number: 07 5202 0000

SCUH Cancer Care Patient Liaison: 07 5202 0647

SCUH ENT/Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Consultant: 07 5202 8713

SCUH ENT Department Admin Officer: 07 5202 1030

SCUH ENT Department Clinical Nurse: 07 5202 8273

SCUH Radiation Oncology Department: 07 5202 8257

SCUH Medical Oncology Department: 07 5202 1111

Adem Crosby Centre – Cancer Care: 07 5202 1111

SCUH Radiology Department (for SCUH public Xray, Ultrasound, CT and MRI): 07 5202 6644

SCUH Dental Department: 07 5202 6777

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital – Main Number: 07 3646 8111

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Head and Neck Co-ordinator: 07 3646 4598

RBWH ENT/Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Consultant: 07 3646 3147

RBWH ENT Department: 07 3646 7611

RBWH Radiation Oncology Department: 07 3646 7751

RBWH Medical Oncology Department: 07 3646 7751

RBWH Radiology Department (for SCUH public Xray, Ultrasound, CT and MRI): 07 3646 2606

RBWH Dental Department Clinic: 07 3646 7618

RBWH Dental Department Clinic Case Manager: 07 3646 1450

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