Head and Neck Cancer

Terry smiles while playing the guitar in a bright-lit room
Read October 19, 2021

A Laryngeal Cancer Survivor Navigates His Journey With Grace, Wit, and Love

"My cancer is real. I can deal with real," shares Terry, a laryngeal cancer survivor, in the next edition of our Survivorship series. In this Q&A, Terry discusses initial challenges with his laryngectomy surgery, ways he provides support to others with head and neck cancer, and the many passions that bring him joy.

Coping With Head & Neck Cancer

Coping With Head and Neck Cancer explains how to cope with the side effects of head and neck cancer. It includes how to deal with stigma around head and neck cancer, eating and swallowing problems, restoring speech, and stoma care. It also explains what lymphedema (head and neck swelling) and trismus (problems with opening your mouth fully) are. Finally, it offers tips for living with your head and neck cancer, tips for caregivers, and tips for finding support.