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Salivary gland cancer organisations

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This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with salivary gland cancer. There is information about


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The websites listed on this page are valuable sources of detailed information about cancer. Some sites may use more technical terms, longer pages and fewer images than CancerHelp UK. If you click on any of the links, they will open in a new window.

You can find details about general cancer support organisations on our general cancer organisations page. We have information about counselling organisations in the counselling section.


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If you have a question about cancer, and you are in the UK or Ireland, you can contact our team of specialist cancer information nurses using this form, or by telephoning freephone 0808 800 40 40.

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Head and neck cancer organisations and websites

British Dental Health Foundation
The British Dental Health Foundation is the leading UK based independent charity working to bring about improved standards of oral health care. This website has some good information about mouth cancer and caring for your mouth.

Changing Faces
The Squire Centre
33–37 University Street

Phone: 0845 4500 275

Gives written information and telephone support to anyone who has any kind of facial change or disfigurement. Now manages the national skin camouflage programme previously run by the British Red Cross.

Let's Face It
72 Victoria Avenue
Westgate On Sea

Phone: 01843 833 724

A UK national help organisation for people with facial disfigurement. Offers telephone support, a service to link up people in similar situations, dietary and medical advice, social activities, resources and a newsletter. Also provides support to people with facial palsy. 

The Mouth Cancer Foundation
Mouth Cancer Foundation UK is a charity with a web site that aims to help patients and dentists find free information about mouth, oral, throat and other head and neck cancers.

Saving Faces – The Facial Surgery Research Foundation
St Bartholomew's Hospital
West Smithfield

Phone: 020 3465 5755

If you would like to talk to someone who has been in a similar situation, Saving Faces can put you in touch with other people who have had facial surgery.


Support organisations

The British Association of Skin Camouflage
The British Association of Skin Camouflage has detailed information about camouflage make up for people who need help to cover up scars and disfigurements after head and neck cancer surgery. It promotes, supports and furthers the remedial techniques of skin camouflage. The association runs training courses for camouflage cosmeticians who offer consultations to people suffering from facial blemishes or disfigurements.

Rarer Cancers Forum
The Rarer Cancers Forum website has several message boards so people with less common or rarer cancers can get in touch with each other. Friends and families of people with rarer cancers can also use the message boards to share their experiences, give support or get advice from people in similar situations. The website also offers general advice and information.

You can join the network and post a message asking other people to contact you through the site. The network is safe and confidential. People can only contact you through They will not be given your email address.

Macmillan Cancer Support
Head Office
89 Albert Embankment

Macmillan helpline – 0808 808 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm – information is available in other languages)
Textphone – 0808 808 0121
Website –

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and campaign for better cancer care. They provide booklets on all aspects of cancer. They run a helpline which provides cancer information and support and benefits advice.


For help with stopping smoking

Stopping smoking is a great challenge. The organisations listed below can help.

Cancer Research UK has information on quitting smoking

Quit gives help, support and information in a number of languages if you want to stop smoking

Giving up Smoking – NHS information, advice and support to help you give up smoking

ASH – the UK portal for tobacco policy

No Smoking Day – information and tips on quitting


International organisations and websites

Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre
This link takes you to Memorial Sloane Kettering's information abouthead and neck cancers. This is an American website.

National Cancer Institute
This is the American National Cancer Institute's section on head and neck cancer. They also have a questions and answers section on head and neck cancers.

SPOHNC is an American support network for people with cancers of the head and neck They can put people who've had head and neck cancer in touch with each other. They also have some useful information about clinical trials and about products that may be helpful if you've had a head and neck cancer.

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Updated: 3 July 2014