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Head and Neck Cancer

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Head and Neck Cancer

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Practice Guidelines - The AAO-HNS is the world's largest organization represents 12,000 specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. At the bottom of each guideline is a section for patients.  The guideline will be found in a plain language summary and additional handouts for patients may be listed. 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): Head and Neck Cancer - ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

Cancer.Net: Head and Neck Cancer - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

Cancer Support Community: Head and Neck Cancer - This is organization is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.

CDC: HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer - Learn about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and head and neck cancers from the CDC.

Coram: Nutrition - Enteral (Tude Feeding) Patient Education - This site will provide you with therapy support guides, overviews of medical equipment, troubleshooting information, tutorials and videos.

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance - HNCA’s mission is to advance prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation of oral, head and neck cancer through public awareness, research, advocacy and survivorship.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Head and Neck Cancers - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you’ll find information on the causes and treatment of head and neck cancers.

Mayo Clinic: Head and Neck Cancers - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.

MedlinePlus: Head and Neck Cancer - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Head and Neck Cancer - This government site will provide you with information on treatment, clinical trials and research.
Also in Spanish.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders - The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

OncoLink: Head and Neck Cancer - OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. Find out about risk and prevention, screening, and treatment options at this site.

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

 

Anterior Skull Base Cancers

Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB)

Columbia University: Esthesioneuroblastoma - Read about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of ENB from the Brain Tumor Center at Columbia University.

Mayo Clinic: Esthesioneuroblastoma - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.

Meningioma

Cancer.Net: Meningioma - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

Mayo Clinic: Meningioma - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.

Paranasal Sinus Cancer

American Cancer Society: Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Cancer.Net: Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

MedlinePlus: Nasal Cancer - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

 

Laryngeal Cancer

American Cancer Society: Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Also in Spanish.

Cancer.Net: Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

Mayo Clinic: Throat Cancer - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.

MedlinePlus: Throat Cancer - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN): Nasopharyngeal Cancer OR  Oropharyngeal Cancer - NCCN resources aim to assist patients and their caregivers with overcoming the challenges related to cancer.  The goal of this book is to help you get the best cancer treatment. 

OncoLink: Laryngeal Cancer - OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. Find out about risk and prevention, screening, and treatment options at this site.

 

Oral Cavity Cancer

American Cancer Society: Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Also in Spanish.

Cancer.Net: Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.
Also in Spanish.

Mayo Clinic: Mouth Cancer - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.

MedlinePlus: Oral Cancer - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN): Oral Cancer OR Oropharyngeal Cancer - NCCN resources aim to assist patients and their caregivers with overcoming the challenges related to cancer.  The goal of this book is to help you get the best cancer treatment. 

New Mouth: Types of Oral Cancer and Treatment Options -  NewMouth is an informational web guide for those seeking dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric, and specialty dental care treatments and procedures.

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

Oral Chemotherapy Education - This site provides information about oral chemotherapy drugs and their side effects to both cancer patients and caregivers.

 

Tongue Cancer

Mayo Clinic: Tongue Cancer - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Tongue Cancer - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you’ll find information on the causes and treatment of tongue cancer.

 

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Coram: Nutrition - Enteral (Tube Feeding) Patient Education Videos - Your healthcare team may ask you to watch videos from this website.  To find the videos on tube feeding, click the box marked Tube feeding and also the box marked Videos.

Head and Neck Cancer Guide Video Library - Here you’ll find a variety of videos covering a range of topics related to head and neck cancer.

Health Library: Understanding Head and Neck Cancer - This is a 3D animation video by Nucleus Medical Media.

HPV OR Oral Cancer - These videos are a part of the Did You Know? video series from the National Cancer Institute.  Choose Human Papillomavirus (HPV) or Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer from the menu.

MedlinePlus: Throat Cancer - Here is a brief anatomy video showing a tumor in the throat.

 

April 2021