Help coping

When people are facing a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment it can be a long and difficult journey. The focus is usually on fixing and healing the body but a stressful time like this can be hard on mental health and put a real strain on people’s relationships.

There is no denying that this is a really hard and difficult time for everyone. Patients, their families and their friends can all struggle to cope with their feelings and emotions and it is hard.

For patients it is about coping with the physical side effects of cancer and treatment and all the anxiety that comes along with that. Watching someone go through treatment can also be very difficult and frustrating, feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and frustration at being unable to help can take their toll.

Everyone is different, but we have made a list of resources that you may find useful. There are lots of organisations who are able to offer support and help at this difficult time. Have a look here at the resources.

Ask an expert

The Throat Cancer Foundation has built a network of esteemed medical and health professionals who have offered us their expertise and time.

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Patient journeys

A problem shared is a problem halved – we want to use section of our website to share other patients journeys from diagnosis to living beyond cancer.

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Medical terminology

When dealing with doctors and other medical professionals, there may be terms used that you don’t quite understand. To help make things clearer, we have created this glossary and hope you will find it helpful.

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In this section we are going to look at the importance of nutrition and eating well when suffering from cancer of the head and neck.

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Available Support

There is lots of help available though and we have compiled a list of useful resources which will guide you through the support that is available to patients and their families.

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Further help

Here we have gathered a number of useful resources and phone numbers for those facing up to a cancer diagnosis. This includes general help and information on cancer, smoking cessation, help with stress and more.

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Get in touch

If you’d like to get in touch with us – call 0203 4754 065 or email We’ll always get back to you as quickly as we can, but if you’re struggling to cope it may be helpful to talk to someone immediately. Visit the ‘Support’ area for some options.

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