You can read the patient information booklets we have about head and neck cancer, including treatments and managing side effects.
This leaflet gives information about the types of food you should have if you have difficulty eating due to a sore mouth or swallowing problems.
If your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you treatment with carboplatin chemotherapy, this leaflet will cover some basic information about this and what to expect.
If your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a treatment with cisplatin and capecitabine, this leaflet provides some helpful information about this.
If your doctor has prescribed for you a course of radiotherapy with weekly infusions (drip) of cetuximab, read what this means in this booklet.
Swallowing difficulties are common after chemo-radiotherapy to the head and neck. Read about what help is available for this.
If your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a treatment that includes the chemotherapy cisplatin, this leaflet provides some information about this, as well as your radiotherapy treatment.
If your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a treatment that includes the chemotherapy docetaxel, carboplatin and 5 fluorouracil (5FU), you can read more about this in this booklet.
If your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a treatment that includes the chemotherapy docetaxel, cisplatin and 5 fluorouracil (5FU), this leaflet covers what will happen.
This booklet provides information for patients and relatives with concerns about eating and drinking. It offers advice on altering your diet if you are concerned about losing your appetite or losing weight.
This booklet offers advice on eating healthily after you have finished and recovered from your cancer treatment. If you are unsure whether you are at this stage, please check with your doctor.
This booklet is for patients with diabetes and their relatives who have concerns about eating and drinking. Difficulties with eating are often associated with the disease or the side effects of treatment.
This leaflet describes the follow-up procedures following radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer as well as providing some useful contact details.
It is very important to keep your mouth clean during radiotherapy to the mouth or throat. This leaflet provides information of how you can do this.
There are now many special nutritional products available to help when eating, or maintaining your weight, is difficult. With so much choice it can be hard to decide what is right for you.
Radiotherapy is the use of exact, carefully measured doses of radiation to treat disease. This booklet tells you about radiotherapy for head and neck cancers.
This booklet is to tell you about radiotherapy to the skin. It will give some information about your treatment so you know what to expect.
This leaflet tells you about the effect radiotherapy can have on your skin. It gives you general skin care advice to help relieve the symptoms caused by a skin reaction.
A free smoking cessation and alcohol advice service is available for patients and carers at The Christie. We offer a confidential service giving helpful advice and treatment.