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Skull Base cancer

Tumours that occur in the skull base have a specific cell structure, which makes them different from other types of cancers in the head and neck area. Cancer that starts in the neck or spinal area can spread to the skull base, but this is also very rare.

 

Rutherford Treatment Options

  • Proton Beam Therapy Available
  • Radiotherapy Available
  • Chemotherapy Available
  • Immunotherapy Available

Symptoms

  • Difficulty swallowing and frequent choking
  • Dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance
  • Pain or numbness in the face
  • Weakness or paralysis in the face
  • Headache
  • Hearing loss or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

 

  • Hoarseness, losing your voice
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Lumps on the neck
  • Nosebleeds
  • Recurrent sinus problems
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vision loss or double vision

If you’d like to speak to us about any of the treatments we offer
please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 0800 210 0402 or

Further information & support

Being diagnosed with skull base cancer and deciding on the best treatment can be daunting, for full details on skull base treatment options or to discuss a diagnosis, please contact our enquiries team. Our enquiries team will endeavour to help you assess your treatment options and advise which consultants could be best placed to plan your treatment pathway.

Macmillan Cancer Support offers a wide range of information and support, as well as help with your practical, emotional, and financial needs. All telephone helplines are free and confidential, and interpreting services are also available.

Freephone: 0808 808 00 00

(Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 8.00pm)

Website: www.macmillan.org.uk

 

 

Get in Touch

If you'd like to speak to us about any of the treatments we offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 0800 210 0402 or

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