Mouth, head and neck cancer

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mouth, head and neck cancer, we can provide the information you need, whether you're making a decision about treatment, looking for support or just need to understand the basics.

Mouth, head and neck cancer refers to cancers found in tissues of the mouth, head and neck. If you are worried about mouth, head and neck cancer, it's best to first understand the facts.

Knowing the symptoms of mouth, head and neck cancer is important. We'll help you understand what's happening to your body and explain how mouth, head and neck cancer is diagnosed.

The main treatments for mouth, head and neck cancer are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. Find out what these treatments are and how they work.

Living with mouth, head and neck cancer can be difficult, but there's help out there. We can assist you in finding support and in understanding how to stay healthy.

The exact cause of mouth, head and neck cancer is unknown, but there are risk factors that can increase your chance of developing the disease.
Learn about changes you can make to your lifestyle to reduce your risk of mouth, head and neck cancer.

Download our booklets and factsheets, including information about cancer types, treatments, side-effects, emotional effects, financial information and more.

Call our National Cancer Helpline

Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm