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Patient Information

•   Cancer Information Leads
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Head and neck cancer for patients and professionals (RDOC) BAHNON recommend this site to members. It is an excellent resource for both professionals and patients. 
•   CancerBACKUP The leading cancer information service
•   CancerNet An excellent site produced by the U.S.A.National Cancer Institute with a wealth of useful information for patients and professionals.
•   Macmillan Cancer Relief
 
•   NHS Direct
•   Changing Faces
•   The National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC) Tel 020 7819993 - lots of info booklets, plus videos and advice
•   www.facefax.org.uk Northampton support group for face, neck and throat cancers
•   Rarer Cancers Forum. A UK charity that offers general advice and information about rare and less common cancers, and facilitates supportive networking between patients.
Email: coordinator@rarercancers.org.uk
Telephone: 01227 738279

•   Mouth Cancer Foundation

 

Useful Companies

•   www.insightmedical.net
•   www.laryngectomyproducts.net
•   Platon Medical - 01323 431930  
•   Kapitex Tel - 01937 580211
•   Forth Medical - 01635 550100

Department of Health information

•   DOH website 
•   National Institute for Clinical Excellence Includes information about progress in the development of clinical guidelines for head and neck cancer for the UK. 

Research and Development information

•   www.rdlearning.org.uk - health research courses and funding 
•   science.cancerresearchuk.org - nformation for professionals, patients and researchers 
•   www.cancerindex.org.uk - information for professionals, patients and researchers 
•   www.rdinfo.org.uk - health research funding and training opportunities 
•   www.doh.gov.uk/research/index.htm - DOH R & D
•   www.library.nhs.uk - digital library for NHS staff, patients, public 
•   Bandolier - evidence based healthcare electronic journal 
•   RCN nursing research information site 
•   www.rddirect.org.uk - advice and info

Other sites of interest

•   Nursing Times online 
•   thetrainingshop.co.uk - useful if you do training and teaching
•   Humour

Medical organisations

•   www.acorrn.org is the website of the Academic Clinical Oncology and Radiobiology Research Network 
•   British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
•   British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 
•   British Association of Plastic Surgeons 
•   International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies 
•   International Union Against Cancer (Union Internationale Contre le Cancer) Information about the work of this organisation including the TNM classification of tumours 
•   National Cancer Institute (U.S.A)