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Merseyside Regional Head and Neck Cancer Centre
How will head or neck cancer affect my life

Information Leaflets

Post-op Exercise Advice Leaflets

These leaflets have been developed by our Senior Physiotherapist to advise patients regarding exercise following neck dissection and specific reconstructive flap techniques.

  1. Neck Dissection
  2. Radial Forearm Free Flap
  3. Antero-lateral Thigh Flap
  4. Scapula Free Flap
  5. DCIA Free Flap (Vascularised Hip graft)
  6. Pectoralis Major Flap
  7. Fibula Free Flap
  8. Role of the Physiotherapist

If you want a paper copy of any leaflets we can arrange to have one sent to you. Please contact Sally Lane or Lesley Dempsey, Clinical Nurse Specialists in Head and Neck on 0151 529 5256.

The Head and Neck multi-disciplinary team has developed information leaflets on the 'fear of recurrence' for head and neck cancer patients as well as 'fear of recurrence' for cancer in general. Click on the links below to access these documents.

'Fear of Recurrence' concerns following head and neck cancer.

'Fear of Recurrence' concerns following cancer treatment.


Click on the links for other Clinical Governance approved, Patient Information Group generated 'Head and Neck Patient Information Leaflets':


Glandular Fever

How will cancer affect my life?

We have compiled over 800 individual questionnaires completed by our patients over the last 10 years to allow users to perform a customisable search to help predict what their quality of life might be like after surgery / radiotherapy. Use the link below to access this part of our site.

How will cancer affect me

Patient Audio Stories

Some of our previous patients have kindly provided audio storeis. these give fantastic insights into their own personal struggle with head and neck cancer and we hope that you will find them inspiring.

Read and listen to patient stories