Facing up to head and neck cancer together.
We're here to offer you our experience, help, friendship and to support you.
Face up works hand in hand with the following support groups :
- Faceup cymru support group
This group meets every two months- it is run by the patients for the patients and there are invited speakers and talks on alternative therapies eg massage and acupuncture
- Hugs – CwmTaf support group
This group was set up locally to provide close support for patients coming from Cwm taf. More information can be found on their website: www.cwmtafuhb.wales.nhs.uk/hugs-support-group
- Laryngectomy club
Patients who have had their voice box removed have to come to terms with so many factors – loss of communication; management of the operative site. This club is organised by our speech and language team to provide focused support for patients with this issue. It really is a valued support group
- Back to eating group
Head and Neck cancer can have a profound effect on the ability to take adequatefood. This group run by our dieticians provides one to one support and all the patients find this a vital prop to their ability to come to terms with the treatment
It also works closely with other cancer charities :-