Head and Neck Cancer Pathway
The South Australian (SA) Head and Neck Cancer Pathway (PDF 2MB) was developed through a collaborative effort by head and neck cancer specialist practitioners, generalist staff and consumers, under the auspices of the SA Cancer Clinical Network. It outlines requirements and recommendations for the management of patients with head and neck cancer, based on current evidence for the provision of best practice and consistent care.
The pathway is a statement of consensus based on current evidence and accepted approaches to the management of head and neck cancer. Recommendations should be followed subject to the health professional’s independent medical judgment and the patient’s preference in each individual case.
It should be noted that not all patients will progress through each step of the pathway. This is a consequence of many factors, including disease outcomes, management decisions and patient decisions.