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Head and neck cancer information

The information on this page is about cancers of the head and neck.  More information on specific types of cancer is available by clicking on the following links:  

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) information

Nurse specialists, specialist speech and language therapists and specialist dietitians are involved in the care of patients with head and neck cancer. The following booklets may be helpful:

Your Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) for Head and Neck Cancer

The Head and Neck Cancer Nurse Specialist Service

The UHL Restorative Dental Team team produces the following booklets that you may find useful:

Dental care and treatment for patients with head and neck cancer

Summary of dental hygiene advice for patients with head and neck cancer

More information
Click on the coloured text links below for general information which you may find helpful:

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.        


UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.             

Eating, appetite or taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.          

Support groups

For a list of cancer support groups in the local area, including a group for head and neck cancer patients and their carers, please click on the heading above.                

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist, speech and language therapist or dietitian, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.   Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.

Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.

 This page last reviewed 19/06/2023