Below is a list of topics discussed in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.


  1. How to Use This Book
  2. What is Oral and Head and Neck Cancer?

Symptoms and Diagnosis

  1. Symptoms of Head and Neck Cancer
  2. How a Diagnosis is Made
  3. When the Diagnosis is Cancer

After Your Diagnosis

  1. How Treatment is Determined
  2. Your Multidisciplinary Team
  3. Types of Treatment
    1. Surgery
    2. Radiation Therapy
    3. Chemotherapy
    4. Targeted Therapy
  4. Getting Ready For Treatment

Common Side Effects

  1. Common Side Effects of Treatment
  2. Tips on Coping with Side Effects
  3. Other Side Effects
  4. Dealing with Changes in Appetite
  5. Your Emotional Well-Being
  6. Finding Support

Your Personal Calendars

  1. Treatment Schedule
  2. Using the Monthly Calendars
  3. Using the Weekly Calendars

Your Personal Records

  1. Your Healthcare Team
  2. Medications
  3. Laboratory Tests
  4. Medical Bills and Health Insurance

Looking Forward

  1. After Treatment Ends
  2. A Healthy Mouth for a Lifetime
  3. Restoring Function and Appearance
  4. You are a Survivor

Diet and Nutrition

  1. Recipes
  2. Other Cookbooks


  1. Oral and Head and Neck Resources
  2. General Cancer Resources
  3. Books, Booklets and Magazines



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