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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Salivary gland cancers

Cancer in the salivary gland is very rare. Patients tend to present with a lump in the glands on the side of the jaw or under the chin.

Treatments for salivary gland cancer can include surgery and radiotherapy.

This is a diagram showing the anatomy of the salivary glands. It includes the lymph nodes, the parotid gland, the tongue, the sublingual gland and the submandibular gland.

The Christie is a lead referral site in the UK for patients with salivary gland cancers that have spread to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads, this is called ‘secondary’ cancer or ‘metastases’.

Last updated: March 2023