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Getting Prepared

If a health care professional has recently told you that you have head and neck cancer, but you do not yet know all the details of your diagnosis, there are initial steps that you can take to prepare.

Some challenges you are likely to experience during the head and neck disease course may include a change in ability to speak, swallow and obtain adequate nutrition. In this section, we will review recommended initial steps that you can take prior to receiving treatment.

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The advice I give most frequently is to maintain a positive attitude.Gordon O. (laryngeal cancer survivor)

Important: Privacy Update

Your privacy and the protection of your personal information is important to the THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation and the Head & Neck Cancer Guide (HNCG). For this reason, we have updated our privacy policy to align with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Please click below to see an updated privacy policy that describes how we collect and use your personal information and respect your privacy.

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