This is a special forum where those diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck can learn from others and share their experiences. Discussion topics are designed to assist patients to manage the process of treatment and recovery.
Schedule: 4th Tuesday of each month, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This program is offered free-of-charge and is facilitated by professional staff. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, support groups are currently meeting online via Zoom. For more information including how to register, see the Cancer Center calendar or email Rosario Campuzano-Cortez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Support Community - Coping with Head and Neck Cancer - 10:50 minutes
This video explains how to cope with the side effects of head and neck cancer. It includes how to deal with stigma around head and neck cancer, eating and swallowing problems, restoring speech, and stoma care. It also explains what lymphedema (head and neck swelling) and trismus (problems with opening your mouth fully) are. Finally, it offers tips for living with your head and neck cancer, for caregivers, and for finding support.
Cancer Support Community - Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Eating Well with Head and Neck Cancer - 1:37:15 hours
This webinar discusses benefits of nutrition for head and neck cancer patients, nutritional impact of treatments, importance of the oncology dietitian and healthcare team, and helpful tips to manage common nutrition-related side effects and optimize nutrition during and after treatment