Surgery explained

  • Head and neck cancers

    Surgery for head and neck cancer

    The aim of the surgery is to remove the cancer but also to minimise changes to your speech and swallowing.

  • General information

    What happens before the surgery?

    Your surgery will be carefully planned to make sure you are well cared for.

  • General information

    Who might I meet?

    A team of specialists will plan your surgery. This will include a surgeon who specialises in your type of cancer.

  • Head and neck cancers

    What happens after surgery?

    How long you’re in hospital and the care you need afterwards will depend on the operation you have.

  • Head and neck cancers

    Recovery after surgery

    As you recover, you may be coping with some effects of surgery. You surgeon will explain how these can be managed.