Resources and Support for Patients

There are a number of services available to support those diagnosed with head and neck cancer.

Patient Information and Education from the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center

Head & Neck Oncology Support Group

Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30pm. This is a free program taking place in Taubman Center, part of the University of Michigan Medical Campus.

Learn more by visiting our event calendar listing or email Teresa Lyden, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

 

Esophagectomy Support

Meets the first Thursday of the month from 6:30-8pm. This is a free program taking place in the Cancer Center, part of the University of Michigan Medical Campus.

Learn more by viewing/downloading the event flyer or call 1-800-865-1125.

 

Young Adults with Cancer

For patients 18-35, this group meets the second Monday of the month from 7-9pm. This is a free program taking place in the Cancer Center, part of the University of Michigan Medical Campus.

Learn more by viewing/downloading the event flyer or call 1-800-865-1125.

Articles

Breaking the Habits Beating Us
This series offers assistance in dealing with the feelings and behaviors commonly experienced by persons with head and neck cancer and helps patients who need to quit smoking and/or drinking.

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness - a collection of news, symptom and prevention information, clinical trials and links to other web pages on the pertaining to head and neck cancer.

What Patients Should Know in Decision Making for Cancer of the Larynx

Information Guide

Head and Neck Cancer Information Guide [PDF]
provides lists of resources, from books and video, to web sites and newsletters.

Patient Support Services

At Diagnosis

During Cancer Treatment

Survivorship - After Treatment

Advanced Cancer

Head & Neck Oncology Support Group [meets the second Tuesday of the month]

Speech-Language Pathology - Speech-Language Pathology provides assessment and treatment of adults with communication or swallowing impairments.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Learn about Clinical Trials

Introduction to Clinical Trials

Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Trials

National Organizations

American Cancer Society

On-Line Discussion Groups:

HEAD & NECK CANCERS is the e-mail discussion group for Head and Neck Cancer patients and families, hosted by the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR).

More information about head and neck cancers from our blog mCancerTalk

Thank you Michael Douglas for sparking the dialog on HPV and throat cancers

Making headway: nutrition during treatment for head and neck cancer

Throat cancer: one of many head and neck cancers

How to Cope with Radiation Therapy Side Effects

Mouth Care: Why it's Important Before, During and After Cancer Treatment

Throat Cancer: More Common Than You Think

Lisa: Head and neck cancer didn't steal her speech -- or the pleasures of motherhood

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