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Living with mouth and oropharyngeal cancer

Get support and advice on how to cope with a diagnosis of mouth and oropharyngeal cancer.


What you can do, who can help and about how to cope with a diagnosis of mouth or oropharyngeal cancer.


Mouth and oropharyngeal cancer and its treatment can affect your eating and drinking. Get some advice on what can help.

Changes in your appearance

Find out what changes to expect and things you can try to help you cope.

Changes in your speech

Get information on speech changes caused by mouth and oropharyngeal cancer or treatment.

Having a breathing stoma

Read about what a breathing stoma is and why you might have one after some treatments for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer.

Your sex life

How mouth and oropharyngeal cancer might affect your sex life and what can help.

Support at home for you and your family

You might need some care and support at home due to cancer or its treatment. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Resources and books

There are lots of organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with mouth and oropharyngeal cancer and treatment.

Last reviewed: 
23 Oct 2014

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