Resources for people with head and neck cancer, their families, and advocates

Head and Neck Cancer Facts

National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet
Learn about head and neck cancer, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.

50 Facts about Head and Neck Cancer

Head & Neck Cancer Resource Guide
Head & Neck Cancer, Fourth Edition, offers an overview of several cancer types in the head and neck region, including laryngeal, throat, oral, thyroid, salivary gland, and sinus and nasal cancers. The guide includes illustrations and staging for each type, along with common treatment strategies. Helpful information about dental and oral side effects, reconstructive options, nutrition, self-care and caregiving are included. A survivor shares her inspiring story, and a full list of advocacy and financial resources is provided.

Education and Support

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC )
Dedicated to raising awareness and meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients through its resources and publications.

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
Advancing prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation of oral, head and neck cancers through public awareness, research, advocacy and survivorship.

The Oral Cancer Foundation
A national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities.

International Association of Laryngectomees
Promoting and supporting the total rehabilitation of the Laryngectomee by the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information to member clubs and to the public.


Kansas City Resources

Cancer Action
A community based non-profit agency offering a comprehensive array of programs and services addressing the physical, social, emotional, financial and spiritual needs of persons with cancer, their family, and friends.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
A Program of Support for People with Oral and Head & Neck Cancer.

Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet
Provides short-term emergency medical assistance for those in need in metropolitan Kansas City.

Turning Point
A center to meet, to listen, to share, to learn, to encourage, provided as a community resource by The University of Kansas Health System.

Cancer Organizations

American Cancer Society
On a mission to free the world from cancer by funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention.

The leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

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