for Improved Education, Awareness and Support
for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
In order to reduce the senseless number of lives lost to head and neck cancer each year, we call on healthcare professionals across Europe to facilitate earlier diagnosis and patient care by committing to:
- Improving education and knowledge-sharing among healthcare professionals
- Raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer to prevent patients presenting at late stage when more radical treatment is necessary, and prognosis is less favourable (Donell A, et al, The Journal of Stomatological Investigation 2008;2;15-26.)
- Providing additional support for patients to ensure they are receiving the right level of information, so that they are better informed and more able to deal with the emotional and psychological aspects of the disease.