This information is for people who have had treatment for head and neck cancer and are experiencing side effects after treatment has ended.
We describe the possible long-term and late effects of treatment and what can help manage them. There is also information on what you can do to help reduce your risk of developing certain late effects.
We cover a wide range of side effects people may experience after treatment for head and neck cancer. No one will have all of these effects, but some people may have more than one.
Doctors and researchers are trying to make sure that people get the best treatment, with as few side effects as possible. Treatment for head and neck cancer is constantly developing and people are living for longer because of improved treatments. We are learning more about late effects and how they can be managed.