Thank You For Visiting Our Site!
    Home | News & Features | Support | Top 10 | Prevention Glossary | Book Store
Make This Page as Home Page | Newsletter | Contact Us | Message Board

First Steps After Diagnosis of Cancer

Top 10 Cancer Sites, Treatment Centers, and Cancer Books for Newly Diagnosed Patients.

•  Understanding Prognosis and Cancer Statistics - answers the most important question, "What is my prognosis?"

•  Support Groups for Cancer Patients

Find a Cancer Treatment Center

Cancer Books written for newly diagnosed cancer patients and their caregivers. 

Anal Cancer
Bladder Cancer
Brain Tumor
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gall Bladder Cancer
Hodgkin's Disease
Kidney Cancer
Laryngeal Cancer
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Lymphoma (NHL)
Mouth and Tongue
Multiple Myeloma
Oral Pharynx
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Skin Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Wilms Tumor
Other Cancers
Pediatric Cancers

Welcome to The Cancer Information Network
Introduction: The diagnosis of oral cavity or oral pharyngeal cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers. We hope this website will help. It provides diagnostic and treatment information and useful internet links about cancer of oral cavity and oropharynx ... 
  Questions about cancer or its treatment? Get answers from a board-certified oncologist.   Please visit our Ask An Oncologist service.

What You Need to Know about Oral Cancer - Basic general information provided by National Cancer Institute.

What is Oral Cavity and Oral Pharyngeal Cancer - The American Cancer Society provides general information on both benign and malignant oral cavity and oral pharyngeal tumors. 

What is Oral Cancer - General information about oral cancer provided by the Mayo Clinics. 

Oral Cancer Facts - Facts and general information about cancer of the oral cavity.

What Is It? About Oropharyngeal Cancer  - Cancer of the oropharynx is a disease in which cancer cells are found in the tissues of the oropharynx. The oropharynx is the middle part of the throat (also called the pharynx).

Living with Cancer - Provides information on issues after the diagnosis of lung cancer, include follow-up issues, cancer rehabilitation services, and survivorship/quality of life issues.


Key Statistics of Oral Cavity and Oral Pharyngeal Cancers - The American Cancer Society estimates about 28,900 new cases of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States during 2002.

Find a Otolaryngologist Find a specialized surgeon for treatment of oral or oral pharyngeal cancer.  Provided by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Finding Your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon - Find a Surgeon at the website of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

The Biopsy Test Report: A Patient's Guide - Understand the nature of different types of biopsy and biopsy reports. Written by Edward O. Uthman, M.D., Diplomate, American Board of Pathology.

Medline Search - Internet Greatful Med Search is the most complete medical database from National Library of Medicine, includes Medline, AIDSline, and many other search options. 



Treatment of Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer - Treatment information on cancer of oral cavity for healthcare professionals from the National Cancer Institute. 

Treatment of Oropharyngeal Cancer - Treatment information on cancer of oropharynx for healthcare professionals from the National Cancer Institute.

Clinical Research Protocols for Treatment of Oral Carcinomas - American College of Surgeons site offers comprehensive info on cancer and its surgical treatments.

Treatment Options by Stages - The most important prognostic factor for oral cavity and oral pharyngeal cancer is the stage of the disease.  Treatment is dependent on the stage of the diseases. 

What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery? - From American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

What Happens After Treatment?  - Information on speech and swallowing therapy, follow-up tests, chemoprevention, and new symptom watch after the treatment of oral and oral pharyngeal cancer.

Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - Radiation is commonly used in treatment of head and neck cancers.  Radiotherapy has significant impact on the normal tissue in the oral cavity and pharynx. 

Radiation Treatment for Oropharyngeal Cancer (news release)  - Remission after radiotherapy strong Indicator of oropharyngeal cancer outcome.


Can Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Be Found Early? - Early diagnosis is critical for most types of cancer.  Many cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx can be found early during self-examination or  routine physical examinations by a doctor or dentist.

Possible Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer - It is important to find oral cancer early. The survival rate is dramatically higher for patients with early stage oral cancer.

Oral Cancer Self Examination - It is important to learn how to examine yourself for signs of oral cancer and to have regular check-ups in order to increase the chances of discovering the condition in the early stages before it progresses.

How is Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosed -
Many cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx can be found early during self-examination or  routine physical examinations by a doctor or dentist.

Mouth Care - Self-care flowcharts for commonly seen mouth problems (include pre-cancerous diseases) from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

One Tongue Cancer Survivor's Story - The story of Katherine Lauth, who was diagnosed with Stage III tongue cancer when she was 29 years old.

The Oral Cancer Foundation -
The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support.

Oral Health and Quality of Life

Cancer Survivors On Line  - provides cancer information, resources, and support to patients, families, friends, and medical professionals.


Also Recommends
1. Subscribe the monthly newsletter of The Cancer Informa- 
tion Network. 

2.Click for cancer Books recommended by our Oncologists.  You may purchase these books with discount price directly through our links with Amazon .com.

3.Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head and Neck Radiation.

4.Affirmations for Living beyond Cancer. by Bernie S. Siegel (VHS).
At Face Value: My Struggle With A Disfiguring Cancer - A cancer survivor's story by Terry Healey.  Terry was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in 1984.  He had extensive radiation treatment after "too many surgeries to count," and has been cancer free since 1986.

Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.

Financial Assistance  for Cancer Care - provides an extensive listing of resources available that may offer financial assistance to help cover costs of cancer care.
Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
  Tongue Cancer in a 79-year old  woman - Q and A about the treat- ment for a 79-year old female patients with cancer of the oral cavity. 
  What You Should Ask Your Doctor About Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer? - Suggested questions for patients to ask their physicians. 

Home | About Us | Advertisement | Contact Us | Disclaimer
Copyright (C) 2000-2002, Inc. All Rights Reserved