The changing faces of head and neck cancer

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

Learn how to take a systematic approach to diagnosis, investigation, referral and ongoing management of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers. This module also includes a video demonstration from head and neck surgeon A/Prof Richard Gallagher on how to examine the oral cavity, oropharynx, and neck.

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:

  • Explain how the epidemiology of head and neck cancer is changing.
  • Recognise the traditional symptoms of oral cancer.
  • Explain why HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers represent a distinct disease entity.
  • Describe how to perform a thorough examination of the oral cavity and oropharynx, and the neck.
  • Plan what investigations should be initiated when a person presents with a persistent/suspicious neck lump and recognise when to refer to an otolaryngology-head and neck surgeon.

This activity is sponsored by Holland Healthcare.

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