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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:

  • Head & neck cancer
  • Larynx
  • Thyroid
  • Patient info
  • Other orgs
  • General info
ENT UK

ENT UK

020 7404 8373

Cancer Laryngectomee Trust

Cancer Laryngectomee Trust

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

01422 205522

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

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

020 7730 8585

Head & neck cancer - what can I tell you?

Videos made by members of the Head & Neck support groupOur 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...]

 


PDF version of Head & Neck After Care leaflet Download Head and neck aftercare service leaflet

This leaflet includes information on treatment toxicities and late effects, including a symptom alert list and details of who to contact should you wish to seek further advice.


 

Other useful information

Helpful hints on alcohol issues

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

QUIT

QUIT

Practical help, advice and support to help people stop smoking.

0800 002200

Smokefree Helpline

Smokefree Helpline

Expert advice and encouragement from specialist advisers

0800 022 4 332

 

Support group

This informal support group meets at 4.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre. [more...]

Moving on from head & neck cancer

A two-day self-help workshop for patients and their partners/carers. [more...]

 

 

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

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

0808 800 4040

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides practical, medical and financial support. Website includes comprehensive information on all aspects of cancer and its treatments. Also includes online community.

0808 808 0000

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Provides care to terminally ill patients in their own homes or in their hospices and offers support to their families.

0800 716146

Carers Trust

Carers Trust

Works with partner organisations to provide information, advice and practical support to carers.

HealthTalk

HealthTalk

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

NHS Choices

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

Patient.co.uk

Patient.co.uk

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

 

Download our leaflet about living with tiredness (fatigue) Download our leaflet about living with tiredness (fatigue)

 

 

Last updated: January 20, 2017