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Head and neck cancer

If you, or someone you know has head and neck cancer, and you are looking for information about care or treatment, the links below will take you to reliable and evidence-based services and resources.

What to expect

The head and neck cancer pathway is a guide developed by the Victorian Government and Cancer Council Victoria, to help you know what to expect at every step after a diagnosis of head and neck cancer.

Diagnosis information

The links below will take you to information about head and neck cancer and the most recent approaches to treatment. It is important to remember that your doctor will prescribe the best treatment for you as an individual, or the person you care for.

Therefore, the treatment you receive, may be different to that described in some of the links below.

If you have any questions about your treatment, ask your treating team. They will be happy to help explain everything to you.

The Cancer Council Victoria provide an overview of head and neck cancer, types and head and neck cancer and how it is commonly treated.

Cancer Australia provides information about head and neck cancer risks, diagnosis and treatment.

Beyond Five provides information about the different types of head and neck cancers, diagnosis and treatments.

The head and neck cancer Common Path video provides people with the opportunity to learn from others who have already experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Support information and services

Many people say that being diagnosed with head and neck cancer can be stressful and frightening. Knowing how to access services that can support you, if you need them, is important. The links below will take you to a range of sites that provide information to support people affected by head and neck cancer.

Beyond Five provides practical information about work, childcare, travelling for treatment and more.

Beyond Five can help you find support services close to where you live.

The Rare Cancers Australia Patient Support Program provides patients with a centre of knowledge, guidance, advice and hope.