Head and Neck Cancers
Head and neck cancers include cancers of the larynx, lip oral cavity and pharynx.
Resources about head and neck cancer prevention, genetics, causes, screening, testing, and treatment can be found on the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Homepage.
Resources and Support
Here are some helpful head and neck cancer resources, including support groups and online chats, printed and online support materials.
- International Association of Laryngectomees assists people who have lost their voice as a result of cancer. It provides information on the skills needed by laryngectomees and works toward total rehabilitation of patients.
- Oral Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to education, research, prevention, advocacy, and support for persons with oral cancer. The Foundation provides an online Oral Cancer Forum, which includes a message board and chat room that connect newly diagnosed patients, family members, and the public.
- Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) is a self-help organization that serves oral and head and neck cancer patients, survivors, and their families. The organization offers support group meetings, information, newsletters, and teleconferences. The SPOHNC also offers a “Survivor to Survivor” network which pairs survivors or their family members with volunteers who have had a similar diagnosis and treatment program.
For additional cancer information, see the general cancer Support section of this Web site or call the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER.