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Our web chats are text based discussions. Anyone is welcome to join in the web chat.

You don’t have to be registered to join in. Simply type in your question.

Our expert will answer as many questions as possible in the allocated time. Questions are answered in the order received, although it may take a while for your question to appear ‘live’ on-screen, depending on where it falls in the queue.

If several questions are asked on the same topic, the speaker may summarise them. Questions and answers appear on the screen - you are not able to hear the chat; there is no video or sound.

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The web chats provide information only. They are not intended to replace a consultation with an appropriately qualified health professional.

We cannot guarantee that information provided by us through web chats will meet your health or medical requirements. If you are concerned about your health, contact your doctor.

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Upcoming web chats

Professor John KellyTuesday 20 September 2016, 12:00 - 13:00 

Head and neck cancer – symptoms, diagnosing and management

Head and neck cancer is a relatively uncommon type of cancer. Around 10,000 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year. UCLH treats more than 30 areas within the head and neck where cancer can develop. These include the mouth, throat, voice box, salivary glands and the nose and sinuses.

Our expert is Mr Simon Whitley, consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He specialises in treating patients with head and neck cancer. His specialist interests include surgery for oral cancer, micro vascular reconstruction, salivary gland cancer, head and neck skin cancer, electro chemotherapy and the management of precancerous conditions (conditions that may become cancer later on).

The conversation will focus on identifying the symptoms of head and neck cancer as well as how cancer is diagnosed and then managed. Questions related to cancer in all areas of the head and neck are welcome.

Submit your question in advance to: webmaster@uclh.nhs.uk

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Dr Andres VirchisTuesday 27 September 2016, 15:00 - 16:00 

Ask an expert about chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

We are marking this Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September) with a webchat on chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). This is quite a rare type of cancer, with 750 new cases diagnosed in the UK each year.

Our expert is consultant haematologist Dr Andres Virchis. He is the clinical lead for CML at UCLH and runs a weekly clinic for patients with CML at University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre. He manages patients in a variety of clinical situations and treats patients using all tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) – the type of drugs that are typically used as anticancer drugs. UCLH is specialist centre for the treatment of blood cancers across north and east London and west Essex. We are also building a new facility which will make UCLH the largest specialist treatment centre for blood diseases in Europe.

The conversation will focus on living with CML and managing the condition from diagnosis to treatment. Questions related to all aspects of CML and related conditions are welcome.

To find out more information and engage with Blood Cancer Awareness Month you can use the #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth handle.

Submit your question in advance to: webmaster@uclh.nhs.uk

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