Learning that you have head and neck cancer can change your life and the lives of those close to you. The location of head and neck cancer can affect breathing, eating, drinking, speaking, and appearance. These changes can be difficult to handle. It is normal for you, your family and your friends to need help coping with the feelings that head and neck cancer diagnosis can bring.

Concerns about treatments, managing side effects, hospital stays and medical bills are common. You may also worry about caring for your family, keeping your job or continuing daily activities.


Our active head and neck support group offers emotional and educational support to patients and their families diagnosed with head and neck or oral cancers. 

For more information about cancer care at Sentara, call 888-220-2214. This toll-free number is your link to cancer education, physician referrals, support groups and any other questions you may have.