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Head and neck cancer

Last updated on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

A rapid diagnostic service (RDS) is in place for suspected head and neck cancers. Our aim is to diagnose or rule out cancer within 28 days.RDS can include same day biopsies and designated slots for scans. Our team includes: Helen Beer, Cancer Lead Four ear nose and throat (ENT) surgeons:...

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Tag:   ear (9)     nose (3)     throat (3)     neck (4)     spine (2)     head (2)     face (3)     ENT (4)     vert (1)     vertebrae (1)    

Trauma and Orthopaedics

Last updated on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Department at Wirral University Teaching Hospital provide specialist treatment for disorders to limbs and joints. The type of treatment we offer can be for bone problems such as arthritis or for problems involving ligaments, muscles, tendons and other soft tissue. Our...

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Tag:   Trauma (1)     Orthopaedics (1)     limb (3)     joint (3)     knee (2)     hip (3)     shoulder (1)     neck (4)     spine (2)     ankle (2)     foot (3)     hand (3)     bones (2)    

Skin (dermatology) cancer

Last updated on Friday, May 24, 2024

The dermatology service has four consultant dermatologists, speciality doctors and rotating specialist registrars along a skin cancer clinical nurse specialist. The dermatology department is situated at Clatterbridge Hospital and has an out-patient department that provides outpatient clinics, m...

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Tag:   dermatology (7)     Dermatologists (2)     skin (8)     mole (3)     uneven (1)     carcinoma (2)     basal (2)     hand (3)     arm (1)     back (1)     face (3)     neck (4)     stomach (3)     scalp (1)     biopsy (3)     chemotherapy (3)    

CT Scans - Computerised Tomography

Last updated on Friday, June 22, 2018

A CT scan is carried out using a special x-ray machine. It produces a cross-section (or slice) of the body. The scanner consists of a ‘doughnut-shaped’ structure which you pass through. This is called a gantry. A narrow beam of x-rays is produced from the gantry which passes through the body. Im...

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Spine

Last updated on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Back pain Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get...

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