Patient Education and Resources

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)

American Cancer Society (ACS)
ACS has information on treatment options for all cancers, prescription discount programs, drivers to help with travel to appointments, and other services and information. Your call will be directed to the ACS office nearest your home. You can call 24 hours a day, every day, including holidays.

American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)

A national organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Cancer Hope Network
Free, confidential, one-on-one support.

Cancer Information Service
Part of the National Cancer Institute. Anyone can call to seek cancer-related information. The information operators speak both English and Spanish. They can also answer calls made through a telecommunications relay service (TRS) provider by people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The service also provides live, online assistance via instant messaging

Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Caregivers Action Network
Addresses the practical and emotional needs of family caregivers.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
Formerly known as The Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation

Head and Neck Cancers Online Support Group/ListServ
Practical tips and support. This is a password-protected listserv. Use the link above to access the list. From there, locate the Options box on the right. If you need a password, click Get Password. If you already have a password, just click Log In.
Head and neck cancer overview on consumer information site.

Developed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Links to online journals, medical dictionaries, minority health, and prevention and self-care.

International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL)

Lance Armstrong Foundation
Information on counseling and insurance issues, and clinical trial matching.

National Cancer Institute 

National Library of Medicine
The world’s largest medical library. It provides information and research services in all areas of medicine and health care. See also MedlinePlus.
Information on radiation therapy and options.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC)

Online support group dedicated to people with questions about larynx cancer, treatments, surgery, recovery, and life after laryngectomy surgery.