Advocacy & Support

HANCUK is well aware that there is a great need for advocacy for Head and Neck Cancer patients and their relatives. Survivors are often left with life changing difficulties, including speech and nutrition, which can severely restrict options open to patients. This also includes employment and social opportunities. HANCUK will inform relevant bodies and seek to amend legislation to benefit patients where appropriate.

Many patients, both pre and post treatment, are unaware of the support mechanisms in place. Through our links page, patients and carers can find local organisations which can help and offer support.

Whilst HANCUK is not a support organisation, it is trialling a patient peer project to optimise patient choices and provide information on the availability of support. We are hoping to provide more information on this scheme shortly.