Every year 300–400 people are diagnosed with mouth, head and neck cancers in Ireland. It can be a difficult and challenging time for patients and the people who care about them.
If you’ve recently been diagnosed, you might be feeling overwhelmed. You’re meeting a bewildering number of medical staff, many in areas completely new to you, and it has probably dawned on you that the treatment of mouth, head and neck cancers can often be a complicated business. You want to know what will happen.
This book is designed to help you and those who care for you to understand and cope with your diagnosis, treatment and recovery. With contributions from a broad range of health-care professionals and from survivors who describe the challenges they faced and how they overcame them, Word of Mouth offers information and advice to help you along the way.
- 11 informative pieces by health-care professionals
- 34 pieces by people who have gone through diagnosis, treatment and recovery
- Helpful advice on diet and eating, including easy-to-prepare recipes
- Directory of helpful organisations and resources