Receiving a diagnosis of head or neck cancer is a difficult and often overwhelming event, both for the patient and for family and friends. Thankfully, there is a wide range of resources designed to help during this difficult time. From books to support groups, there are a number of diverse formats for support and information. It’s up to you to decide what works best for you and to make the most of the available resources. In an effort to simplify your search, we have compiled a list of resources that patients and their caregivers have reported to be useful. It is our hope that these resources help provide you and your network with the support and knowledge you need.
Use our templates to help you communicate with your doctor and cancer care team.
Learn more about cancer through websites, online advocacy groups and forums.
Support Groups and Hotlines
Interact with other patients in cancer support groups and use hotlines to request information.
Books can be an excellent source of highly detailed cancer information.
Mobile phone applications are a newer way to learn about cancer.
Certain products may be helpful for patients in head and neck cancer treatment.
Watch videos with doctors, patients and caregivers discussing head and neck cancer.
Learn cancer-related terms and definitions by referencing our glossary.