Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Nasopharyngeal cancer

The nasopharynx is the upper part of the throat, behind the nose. Cancers that develop here are called nasopharyngeal cancers.

Nasopharyngeal cancer is rare in the UK. Risk factors include the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), smoking and alcohol.

A diagram showing the anatomy of the Pharynx. This includes the pharynx, which is made up of the nasopharynx, the oropharynx and the hypopharynx. It also show the oesophagus, the trachea, the hyoid bone, the larynx, the oral cavity and the nasal cavity.

Patients may notice a lump in the neck, blocked nose, nose bleed, changes in hearing, earache. Nasopharyngeal cancer is often treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.


Last updated: March 2023