Links for patients with cancer of the head, neck, mouth or throat

There is a considerable amount of information available on cancer and its treatments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us, either by calling the telephone Helpline or, better still, dropping in.

Some useful sources of information include:

  • Mouth
  • Throat
  • Thyroid
  • Other organisations
  • Videos
  • Treatment information
  • General
Cancer Laryngectomee Trust

Cancer Laryngectomee Trust

Provide support and understanding for people who are about to have, or have had, a laryngectomy.

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

National network of clubs offering non-medical help and information.

Throat Cancer Foundation

Throat Cancer Foundation

020 3475 4065



Changing Faces

Changing Faces

Practical and emotional support for people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance. Also runs skin camouflage service.

Stopping smoking

Smokefree Helpline


Expert advice and encouragement from specialist advisers


Head & neck cancer support group

This informal support group meets at 4.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the Postgraduate Medical Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital.

It provides an opportunity to:

  • share your experience with other people affected by head and neck cancer

  • explore and discuss issues and concerns relating to coping, adjustment and relationships with health professionals

  • receive practical advice on issues such as swallowing, communication, nutrition, finances etc

  • ask questions about treatments and side-effects

The group is run by the Head & Neck team at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. It is open to anyone affected by head and neck cancer, including carers.

For further information, please call the Macmillan Head & Neck Specialist Nurse team (020 3826 2089).

Periodically, the team also runs a two-day workshop entitled 'Moving on from head and neck cancer'. Please call them for more details.

Head & neck cancer - what can I tell you?

Head & neck cancer - what can I tell you? Our Head & Neck patient support group, together with the Head & Neck team at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, has produced a series of short videos about treatment of and recovery from head and neck cancer. [more...]




Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides information on all aspects of cancer and its treatments including medical, practical and financial issues. Also includes online community.

0808 808 0000

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Funds research into cancer. Provides information on cancer and its treatments.

0808 800 4040



Website with videos in which patients share their experiences of cancer.

Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online UK

A site to help you understand the clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer.

NHS Choices


Comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your healthcare

Provides evidence-based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.





Last updated: May 20, 2020